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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

Concrete applications for accelerator science
Posted on September 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Particle accelerators are the engines of particle physics research at Fermilab. They generate […]

The superconducting magnets of the future
Posted on September 22, 2017 at 11:40 am

The superconducting magnets of the future are under development and CERN is on the front line. To […]

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe
Posted on September 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

The University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global […]

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world
Posted on September 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with […]