Our grantees| Tomáš Jirman

Tomáš Jirman

* 1995


Nad Alejí Grammar School, graduated in 2015


Imperial College London, UK, started 2015



Favourite subjects

Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, French


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

Interests and hobbies

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

Student resume

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.

Tomáš Jirman

All articles

29. July 2019

Not only studies are coming to the end

The last trimester has been especially difficult. I had to write...

8. March 2019

Project, poster conference and scientific...

The second term is known to be very important for MSci projects....

16. November 2018

Weekdays for Physics, Weekends for Yacht...

Commonly, students to spend weekends studying at library or anywhere...

29. June 2018

In between lavender field and fusion rea...

Once all my exams for third year were over, I headed for Provence...

28. February 2018


A few weeks ago, I had an extraordinary opportunity to participate in the annual coding competition,...

11. December 2017

Bridging the Generations

Once again, I have the pleasure of sharing my latest experiences and stories of studying at...

26. June 2017

Student Daily Life in Busy London

In the last blog I mentioned my passion for cycling. Especially...

27. February 2017

Bad Luck

Second term is mostly same as the first one, although we were promised a lesser workload. Nonetheless,...

16. November 2016

Second year in full pace

It hasn’t been long since the first term of second year started and I already feel like it...

30. June 2016


One of the most exciting and valuable experience of the first year was the First Year Project....

3. March 2016

Hiking higher

Few moths passed since last contribution and the adventures of the first term became a daily...

16. November 2015

Welcome to Grammar School Again

Education is considered a straight forward process of learning...

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