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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

Researchers figure out how to improve centrifuge efficiency
Posted on September 23, 2016 at 10:39 am

MEPhI researchers have created the world's first formula to describe the separative power of a […]

Pioneering California physicist dies; built important tool (Update)
Posted on September 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for […]

Many theories predict existence of magnetic monopoles, but experiments have yet to see them
Posted on September 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm

If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new […]

X-ray laser glimpses how electrons dance with atomic nuclei in materials
Posted on September 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

From hard to malleable, from transparent to opaque, from channeling electricity to blocking it: […]