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

Cosmic dust demystified
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The solar system is a dusty environment, with trillions of cosmic dust particles left behind by […]

Shape-programmable miniscule robots
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry […]

Turning particle detectors into weapons detectors
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) graduate student Jayson Vavrek got his start in […]

Collaboration seeks to enhance accelerator technology, lower costs
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

The University of Chicago is part of a collaboration that has been awarded $23 million by the […]