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.



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


Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics


Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station



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 […]