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

The ancient art of kirigami is inspiring a new class of materials
Posted on February 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all […]

Getting the inside story on products with computed tomography
Posted on February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

It is often the case that a valuable new industrial capability brings with it a whole new set of […]

Introducing Xenos, NIST's largest coordinate measuring machine
Posted on February 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

When you walk into the laboratory that houses NIST's newest coordinate measuring machine (CMM), you […]

Science versus the 'Horatio Alger myth'
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 4:50 pm

In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists […]