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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.

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RECENT NEWS:

Physics Department Senior Technical Officers Robin Gillen and Christy Roche both recently retired from the  Physics Department.

A function for the  retirement of Christy Roche was held in the Kane building. UCC President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department staff participated in a very enjoyable evening.

A presentation was made to Robin Gillen in the common room by Prof John McInerney to mark his retirement. This was attended by Physics department staff and students.

 

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President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department Technical Officers at function to mark the retirement of Christy Roche after 46 years service to the Physics Department.

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Prof John McInerney making a presentation to Robin Gillen to mark his retirement after 48 years service to the Physics Department.

Physics News

How we created a mini 'gamma ray burst' in the lab for the first time
Posted on January 15, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the […]

New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz
Posted on January 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Some 10 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by […]

Accelerating light beams in curved space
Posted on January 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed […]

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals
Posted on January 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their […]