Welcome. The Department of Theoretical Physics offers an open environment for research and life long learning topics in theoretical physics as well as applications of mathematical methods to a range of cross disciplinary topics.

With a strong background in both research and teaching, the Theoretical Physics Department welcomes anyone and everyone with an interest in theoretical physics and mathematical modeling to drop in to discuss research as well as the many undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities that are available in the department. 

Fáilte. I Roinn na Fisice Teoiriticiúla gheofar timpeallacht atá oscailte i leith taighde agus topaicí foghlama fadsaoil san fhisic thurgnamhach agus i leith modhanna matamaiticiúla a chur i bhfeidhm i dtopaicí éagsúla trasdisciplíne.

Tá cúlra láidir idir thaighde agus theagasc ag an Roinn Fisic Teoiriticiúil, mar sin, fáiltíonn an Roinn roimh chuairteanna ó mhic léinn a bhfuil spéis acu sa bhfisic theoiriciúil agus samhail mhatamaiticiúil le taighde a phlé chomh maith leis na deiseanna fochéime agus iarchéime atá ar fáil sa Roinn. 


Theoretical Physics Teaching in the New Semester

This is a special announcement about how we plan to teach Theoretical and Mathematical Physics this semester in light of the public health restrictions imposed to counter the spread of Covid-19.
First of all, let me offer a very warm welcome to all students in the Department of Theoretical Physics, whether new or returning to Maynooth.
Returning Students. The Covid-19 restrictions will have a different impact on different modules. Those with smaller class sizes will be largely unaffacted, but those with large classes will be operating as a combination of remote and on-campus teaching. Please check the Moodle page to see what arrangements apply for particular modules, including the tutorials.
New Students.  If you are starting a course on MH206 Theoretical Physics & Mathematics, please check the Moodle pages for your modules MP201, MP203 and MP350 for details of the arrangements. If you are taking Mathematical Physics as part of any other science or arts programme then you will be taking MP110 Mechanics 1 and Special Relativity this semester. This class will have to be split into groups to comply with physical distancing requirements. Please check the Moodle page to find out the groups you are assigned to. We will allocate groups as soon as we know the number of students registered for a module.
It is important for all students to check Moodle and your university email regularly as public health advice might change. It is also important for those modules divided into groups that students do not try to attend a session to which they are not assigned.
As the registration process completes you will be assigned to Microsoft Teams through which you can communicate with lecturers and other staff with any queries. This will also be used for many of your virtual sessions.
Best Wishes,
Peter Coles, Head of Department,
Theoretical Physics