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

Raising temperature changes an element's electronic 'topology'
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Materials scientists at Caltech have discovered a new way that heat tweaks the physical properties […]

Physicists make it possible to 3-D print your own baby universe
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 8:00 am

Researchers have created a 3D printed cosmic microwave background - a map of the oldest light in […]

Bubble nucleus discovered
Posted on October 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Research conducted at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State […]

'Higgs hunter' Sally Dawson receives J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics
Posted on October 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Sally Dawson, a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National […]