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

A new computer model explores how proteins are controlled 'at a distance'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

EPFL scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, […]

Group introduces six new particles to standard model to solve five enduring problems
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—A quartet of researchers has boldly proposed the addition of six new particles to […]

Controlling friction levels through on/off application of laser light
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

A National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) research group discovered that the amount of […]

Molecular hairpin structures make effective DNA replicators
Posted on February 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which […]