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

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 […]