What is Imperial college: Definition and 22 Discussions

Imperial College London (legally Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university in London. Imperial grew out of Prince Albert's vision of an area for culture, including the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial Institute, numerous museums, and the Royal Colleges that would go on to form the college. In 1907, Imperial College was established by Royal Charter, merging the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds College. In 1988, the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed by combining with St Mary's Hospital Medical School. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School.
The college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business. The college's main campus is located in South Kensington, and it has an innovation campus in White City, a research field station at Silwood Park, and teaching hospitals throughout London. The college was a member of the University of London from 1908, becoming independent on its centenary in 2007. Imperial has an international community, with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus. Student, staff, and researcher affiliations include 14 Nobel laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, 2 Breakthrough Prize winners, 1 Turing Award winner, 74 Fellows of the Royal Society, 87 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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    Schools Applying for Imperial MSc QFFF

    I am currently considering applying for imperial college MSc quantum field and fundamental forces, and have few questions. 1. It says admission is in rolling bias, and it is already March, is it too late for the application? i.e. is all place taken by now. 2. I am currently a year three imperial...
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    Physics What’s the Imperial College QFFF MsC like?

    I’ve recently received an offer for the QFFF MSc at Imperial College, I’m certain that I’ll be accepting the offer (when the portal updates). But there’s a few things that questions I have generally and hopefully anyone on the course or who has been on the course can help me out. In the course...
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    Schools Has anyone obtained a MSc from Imperial College?

    Hello, I have been accepted at Imperial's postgraduate course "Quantum FIelds and Fundamental Forces" full time and have received an offer. This means that I have 20 days to decide If I will attend the course or not. Has anyone graduated from this course and is willing to share his...
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    Schools Imperial College MSc in QFFF - Do I still have a chance?

    So I'm your overly ambitious first year Physics student at Imperial College. I am currently planning out possible life routes. The following is written by me in the future, hopefully (it's just easier): So I finished my Physics degree with a first (hopefully), but I have since been abroad for...
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    Schools Reputation of the university for graduate admission?

    Hi, I'm an undergraduate physics student in Turin (Northern Italy), currently in the first year of my bachelor degree. Before enrolling here in Turin, I thought a lot about going to sudy abroad because I would like to get a job somewhere in Europe or even outside it. But then, for several...
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    Schools Choosing Masters Program - Imperial College vs Durham

    After getting several offers, I narrowed my choice to the following two programs: MSc in Particles, Strings and Cosmology in Centre For Particle Theory at Durham University: https://www.dur.ac.uk/cpt/graduate/lectures/ MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial College London...
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    Schools Can Imperial College graduates go to US Grad schools?

    Hi. I am a Korean student who is currently living in San Francisco Bay Area. I will get a green card in about a year later. I was accepted to several colleges, and narrowed my choices to three: they are Imperial College London, UC San Diego, and Reed College. My current goal is going to...
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    Schools Reputation of Imperial College London in the US

    Is ICL well recognized in the United States for it's physics? Even though it's quite highly ranked internationally, I've heard some US residents tell me they've never heard of the school. I'm in the middle of my undergrad choices right now and I'm unsure how to proceed. (International btw)
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    Physics Navigating Quantum Computation: My Masters and PhD Prospects

    I'm currently in my final year of BSc(Hons) in mathematics and computer science & A.I (applied math stream). Indeed, I'm starting to think about what masters I want to pursue and the kind of subject I would like to specialize in. I am really interested in quantum computation and the prospects of...
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    Changing career to an experimentalist from a Theoretical Physics Major

    Hi everyone, I 'm doing a physics degree in Imperial College london, I have a tendency to do experimental physics research in the future, however, I applied to the theoretical physics course 3 years ago, which means (a year less labs than the experimental physicists, I made this decision because...
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    Schools Imperial College London vs UCLA

    Hello, I am a senior at my high school and received offers from Imperial College London and UCLA for aerospace engineering. I am an international student so there is no big financial difference between them. However it is very hard to decide, can anyone who know the pros and cons of these...
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    Schools Imperial College VS ETH Zurich (MSc Physics)

    Good day everyone, I'm in a position I am very thankful to be in, the terrible position of being able to choose between two great programs. The first is the MSc in Physics at ETH Zürich , which is a 90 ECTS (European credit system) program that takes three semesters, or a year and a half...
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    Schools MSc in theoretical physics: Imperial College or Perimeter Institute?

    I'm considering both the MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial and the Perimeter Scholars International program at Perimeter. I do not currently live in the UK or Canada (or even Europe or North America...) I want to continue to a PhD, possibly at the same place I did my...
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    Schools Choosing PhD in US after a QFFF master at Imperial College or?

    Dear everyone, I have a question about career future and I am deeply worrying about it. I am currently a master student in QFFF program at Imperial College. I will graduate soon but haven't get any Ph.D. offer (I applied a couple of places in Europe, some does not reply, some rejected me...
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    Schools Physics - Imperial College London vs Durham University

    So I really need some advice on whether to pick Imperial or Durham as my firm because I'm torn between the two. I really liked Durham and the collegiate system because it would probably be easier to make more friends this way. It also has a very good Physics department. I always read...
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    Schools Imperial College London Interviews?

    Halloz..I'm just wondering if anyone knows what type of questions..or what questions they have asked or likely to ask in their interviews? Anyone had any experiences? Thanks!
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    Schools Imperial College physics MSc programs

    Entering my 4th year of physics at University of Toronto, the time has come to look at graduate school... I've just come across http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/theoreticalphysics/postgraduatestudy/mastersdegree", at Imperial College London, titled "MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces". Its...
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    Schools Imperial College or Cambridge?

    Hello everyone... After applying to the Universities and passing their interviews, I've been accepted to study at Imperial College and Cambridge. The subjects are nuclear engineering and nuclear energy. Now I'm trying to decide between the two and thought maybe I could get some of your...
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    Schools Imperial College London or University of Waterloo?

    Hi, I am an IB student in Norway, and I want to go abroad to study mathematics next year. A few months ago I applied to a few British universities and got an offer from Imperial College London to do Mathematics and Computer Science next year, provided I get a 7 in higher level Math and...
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    Schools MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial College London

    I'm an Electronic and communication Engineer, and I'm living in the Caribbean, and i want to study MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces Imperial College London, since in its description seems very likely what I'm looking for, which is,... I'm looking a course that can place me in...
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    Imperial College London - Nuclear Engineering

    I recently saw that Imperial College London is starting to offer 3 new courses from 2010 between 3 departments: Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear Engineering Chemical Engineering with Nuclear Engineering Materials with Nuclear Engineering...
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    Schools Where to study physics? Imperial College or ETH Zurich?

    Hi guys and girls I have the following problem: I can't decide where I want to study physics (undergraduate). I've got unconditional offers from Imperial College London for MSci Physics and Theoretical Physics and one from ETH Zurich for Mathematics/Physics (Bachelor/Master; ETH Zurich =...