Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Supersonic phenomena, the key to extremely low heat loss nano-electronics
Posted on October 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Freak waves, as well as other less striking localised excitations, occur in nature at every scale. […]

Controlling ultrasound with 3-D printed devices
Posted on October 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Ultrasound is more than sound. Obstetricians use it to peer inside a woman's uterus and observe a […]

Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves
Posted on October 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter […]

Modernizing the format of nuclear data
Posted on October 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

When atomic nuclei collide with other nuclei or subatomic particles, a large number of reactions […]