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

What's physics after the Higgs boson?
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest […]

Colliding protons head-on
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm

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Physicists tune the dynamics of exotic quantum particles
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Physicists at West Virginia University have discovered a way to control a newly discovered quantum […]

Scientists study 'smart' magnetic gel in a magnetic field
Posted on December 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Magnetic gels are the new generation of "smart" composite materials. They consist of a polymer […]