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

Electrons with no mass acquire a mass in the presence of a high magnetic field
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

An international team of researchers have for the first time, discovered that in a very high […]

Photographing sneezes at high speed may help find ways to reduce spread of disease
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at MIT led by Lydia Bourouiba has discovered some new […]

Lab team uses pulsed ion beams to probe radiation defect dynamics in nuclear materials
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel […]

Electrons at the speed limit
Posted on August 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers […]