Welcome to the School of Physics
Physics lies at the heart of most science and technology. Even modern biology seeks to analyse many of the processes of life in terms of physical laws.
The search for a fundamental understanding and the drive towards technological development in areas such as computer hardware continue to pose fresh challenges to physicists. They are tackled with a combination of experiment, theory and computation. Our undergraduate degree courses combine all three of these elements, and prepare the student for a wide range of careers.
First radio signal reveals supernova origin
Astronomers from around the globe, including those from Trinity, today reveal the origin of a thermonuclear supernova explosion through the first ever detection of radio waves from an exploding white dwarf star.
17 May 2023
Trinity Quantum Alliance established to create vibrant quantum ecosystem in Ireland
Today saw the launch of the Trinity Quantum Alliance, a collaboration that brings together experts from research and industry, and which includes a new customised space in Trinity East for innovative projects in quantum science
05 May 2023
Prof Jonathan Coleman awarded Materials Science Leader Award and ranked in the World’s Best Scientists
Jonathan Coleman MRIA, Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the School of Physics has been recognised for his contribution to materials science and has won Research.com Materials Science Leader Award for 2023.
21 Apr 2023
The 70th Anniversary of Walton’s Nobel Prize
Physical Sciences (TR063)
Physical Sciences (TR063) at Trinity is a four year undergraduate degree programme for students who like to solve problems. Whether it is studying galaxies, examining the potential of new lasers or investigating next generation nanomaterials, these Physics degrees will prepare you for a lifelong career of solving problems either in research, industry, business or education.Find out more here
Tercentenary of Physics in Trinity
To celebrate 300 years of Physics in Trinity, the School of Physics will be hosting events on April 19th, 2024. Please Save the date and spread the word. Further details coming soon and will be posted on our website.
Trinity Walton Club delivers an innovative and interactive educational experience to secondary school students. Applications for STEM-themed 5-day camp experiences at Easter and Summer are currently open.