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

Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function
Posted on March 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists […]

The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
Posted on March 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

You don't need to stand in front of a rifle to see the same physics of resistance in action – […]

Upgrading the CERN LHC's CMS experiment detector
Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

Sometimes big questions require big tools. That's why a global community of scientists designed and […]

New portal to unveil the dark sector of the Universe
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with […]