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

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: […]