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Tomáš Jirman

Our grant holder 2015 – 2019


Imperial College London

Field of study



While still a student at the Nad Alejí Grammar School in Prague, I undertook many activities that ran the gamut of my interests, especially my scientific interests. Having taken the CTYOnline course for talented young people organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, I decided to focus primarily on physics. Several other follow-up educational programs took me all the way to the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, where I took the SUMTRAIC 2014 summer training course in experimental plasma physics for students and budding researchers. The ELI Beamlines and HiLASE Summer School 2015 organized by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences were extraordinarily inspiring for my study of physics.

I had an opportunity to try out intensive collaboration with people who share my interests during the Science Week at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the International Science Summer Camp 2015 in Copenhagen. Doing real projects has broadened my horizons in entirely new ways. The opportunity to be actively involved in research projects is also one of the reasons why I chose Imperial College London.

I regard studying abroad as the perfect foundation and an excellent springboard for my future career. I am sincerely grateful to The Kellner Family Foundation for giving me the opportunity to go to London and enroll at ICL. I am very well aware that I could not have achieved this easily without the Foundation’s support.


Nad Alejí Grammar School, graduated in 2015


Imperial College London, UK, started 2015



Learn in a scientific environment with people who share similar interests, and participate in research projects during studies.


Clarinet and saxophone playing, Taekwondo, Genetics, Mineralogy, Theater of the Absurd, Chemistry, Physics

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