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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

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 […]