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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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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

What's physics after the Higgs boson?
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest […]

Colliding protons head-on
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm

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Physicists tune the dynamics of exotic quantum particles
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Physicists at West Virginia University have discovered a way to control a newly discovered quantum […]

Scientists study 'smart' magnetic gel in a magnetic field
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Magnetic gels are the new generation of "smart" composite materials. They consist of a polymer […]