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

Researchers reveal jamming in cellular motor protein traffic
Posted on November 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste […]

Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of […]

NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

For more than a decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been […]

Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Some of nature's most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant's stem, scales on a pine cone, and […]