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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

Next-generation accelerators get boost from new beam physics
Posted on December 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

UNIST has taken a major step toward laying the technical groundwork for developing next-generation […]

The origin of linear magnetoresistance—exotic or classical?
Posted on December 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

New materials sometimes exhibit spectacular resistance phenomena, though the explanation does not […]

Encounters with 'familiar strangers' play overlooked role in human interactions
Posted on December 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

(Phys.org)—According to a new study, there are more familiar strangers in our lives than […]

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery
Posted on December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Battery researchers seeking improved electrode materials have focused on "tunneled" structures that […]