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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.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Researchers reveal jamming in cellular motor protein traffic
Posted on November 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste […]

Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of […]

NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

For more than a decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been […]

Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns
Posted on November 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Some of nature's most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant's stem, scales on a pine cone, and […]