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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

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 […]