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

New instrument improves studies of explosions, helps control hot spots
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Testing explosions is epic science. The most detailed studies of explosive charges have been […]

A 'nonlinear' effect that seemingly turns materials transparent is seen for the first time in X-rays at SLAC's LCLS
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Imagine getting a medical X-ray that comes out blank – as if your bones had vanished. That's […]

MEPhI tests detector prototypes for future experiments at Large Hadron Collider
Posted on August 30, 2016 at 12:17 pm

In June and July 2016, a group of young scientists at MEPhI tested detector prototypes for future […]

Electrons with no mass acquire a mass in the presence of a high magnetic field
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

An international team of researchers have for the first time, discovered that in a very high […]