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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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RECENT NEWS:

NiallFest2018 celebrating the work of Niall O’Murchadha (UCC Physics).

http://www.physics.ucc.ie/NiallFest2018/

Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics

 

Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/experts-act-to-monitor-degraded-air-quality-in-cork-city-1.3511748

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-air-pollution-monitor-to-take-most-detailed-measurements-yet-471215.html

Physics News

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies
Posted on August 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new […]

What do physicists mean when they talk about nothing?
Posted on August 15, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Philosophers have debated the nature of "nothing" for thousands of years, but what has modern […]

Neutron stars may hold an answer to neutron puzzle on Earth
Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:25 pm

According to University of Illinois physicist Douglas H. Beck, "Neutrons play some unusual roles in […]

Researchers suggest phonons may have mass and perhaps negative gravity
Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm

A trio of physicists with Columbia University is making waves with a new theory about […]