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

Using supercomputers to delve into the building blocks of matter
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Nuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible […]

Supercomputer simulation of chaotic circuits
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

It's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components behave […]

Oganesson—the black sheep of the noble gases
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Scientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a […]

The moon is a harsh mistress—gravitational impacts on NSLS-II
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Night and day, as the moon orbits around earth and the earth around the sun, the gravitational […]