What is Edinburgh: Definition and 10 Discussions

Edinburgh ( (listen); Scots: Edinburgh; Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann [ˈt̪uːn ˈeːtʲən̪ˠ]) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland's second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom.
Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest courts in Scotland. The city's Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, philosophy, the sciences and engineering. It is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom, and the city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the UK's second-most visited tourist destination attracting 4.9 million visits, including 2.4 million from overseas in 2018.Edinburgh's official population estimates are
488,050 (mid-2016) for the Edinburgh locality, 518,500 (mid-2019) for the City of Edinburgh council area, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the wider city region. Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of three in the city, is placed 16th in the QS World University Rankings for 2022. The city is also known for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world's largest annual international arts festival. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.

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    Courses Edinburgh, Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge....?

    I just finished an undergraduate degree in Maths/Physics. I got accepted to; - Edinburgh: MSc Mathematical Physics - Imperial: MSc Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces - Oxford: MSc Mathematical and Theoretical Physics - Cambridge: MAST Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (Part III) I am...
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    MSc in Theoretical (Mathematical) Physics,KCL vs Edinburgh

    Hi all, I have an offer to do an MSc in QFFF at Imperial or an MSc in Mathematical Physics at Edinburgh, or (with luck) an MSc in Theoretical Physics at Kings College London (KCL). Technically, QFFF is the best (i.e most reputable) course - but I have heard very bad things about how it's...
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    Richard's Journey: Pursuing a PhD in Geophysics

    Hi everyone, I'm currently doing an MSc in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, and have decided that I enjoy the geophysics aspects (renewable energies, etc.) more than the economics/policy aspects in which I have undergraduate experience. Given this, I'd like to pursue a PhD in...
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    String Theory and Theoretical vs. Mathematical Physics

    Hello, I have a question about the the difference between mathematical physics and theoretical physics in general and about the difference between the MSc Theoretical and Mathematical Physics courses at Edinburgh in particular. I am planning to apply, however I am not sure which of the two...
  5. R

    Deciding between Edinburgh or Manchester University

    Hi guys I had just received offer from the university of Edinburgh and the university of Manchester. I am now frustrated of which university is best feat for me,. Can anyone give me some suggestion from different aspect such as research and lecture quality , environment ,accomendation and...
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    Any information about Edinburgh M.Sc Mathematical Physics

    Hey everyone, I just got my admission from the following programs: MSc Mathematical Physics --Edinburgh MSc Theoretical Physics -- Durham MSc Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces -- IC I have a BSc in Mathematical Science, and I wish to continue a Phd study in particle physics and cosmology...
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    Edinburgh theoretical physics msc

    Hi, I'm really into particle theory and I applied for msc particles, strings and cosmology in Durham and msc of theoretical physics in Edinburgh. I know the msc in Durham is a really good one. However, since the msc in Edinburgh is a new one there is little information about it. It will be great...
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    Schools How good is edinburgh university astrophysics department?

    hi guys, i have completed my Masters in physics from India.i have applied for phd in edinburgh university for cosmology?how good is it when compared to their european counterparts?
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    Programs PhD in Experimental Particle Physics: Oxford, Imperial or Edinburgh?

    Hey, I m obsessed with High Energy Physics and would like to do post-grad in the field. I ve applied to Oxford, Imperial, Edinburgh and Sheffield...and (to my surprise) have been accepted to all four...I m trying to get all the opinion/insights/thoughts possible so if anyone is willing to dish...
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    Study Physics or Astrophysics at Edinburgh University | Join Us Next Year!

    Anyone studying either physics or Astrophysics next year at Edinburgh university?