Alumni

Since leaving Imperial College you are most likely to have interacted with us through the College Alumni central office. The department is however gearing up to organise more Physics specific Alumni events, as we build up our own database. We will be dropping you an email to invite you to Departmental Colloquia, Prize giving and other celebrations as well as keep you up to date with highlights of departmental news in an annual newsletter.

Read some of our alumni stories online.

Read the story of Physics students on an expedition to Kashmir, undertaken in 1960, which was featured in issue 41 of the Imperial Magazine.

Upcoming alumni events

Please contact the Alumni Office for more details and to be added to our mailing list.

Past events

2015

ANNUAL PHYSICS ALUMNI SYMPOSIUM: 'DARK MATTER' - 24 October 2015

More than 100 alumni and guests joined leading Imperial Scientists to explore one of the biggest mysteries in Physics, Dark Matter.  Read more at Imperial News.

BLACKETT LABORATORY ALUMNI EVENT - Physics Class of '65 reunion - 20 JUNE 2015

Physics alumni portrait Edward Fortune - “We gathered  on Saturday 20 June, almost 50 years to the day after finishing our final exam. 17 alumni made an early start to our reunion by meeting in the Eastside Bar on Friday for an informal evening, before 35 of us plus partners renewed our acquaintances in the Physics Building (now renamed the Blackett Laboratory)"... read more.

2014

Blackett Laboratory Alumni Event - 27 September 2014

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On 27 September Prof Sir Tom Kibble CBE FRS delivered the inaugural departmental Alumni talk introducing the theoretical ideas behind the prediction of the Higgs Boson. View the report and video. Professor Lesley Cohen, who organised the event with Linda Jones, explained that the Department launched this inaugural lecture as a way to keep alumni informed about hot topic physics research. “We wanted to give alumni the opportunity to return, not just to the College, but to their own Department”.

 

Post Graduate Research Symposium - 30 June

The most recent event where we welcomed Alumni was the Physics Department Post Graduate Research Symposium held on 30 June 2014. Alumni enjoyed talking to the eighty or so 2nd year PhD students presenting posters on their PhD topics, attending the short prize giving ceremony and then mingling with the department over drinks in the sunshine on the level 8 terrace. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet our Alumni again and for them to find out more about the research that is being conducted within the department.

Alumni event - Saturday 10th May 2014

The Physics Alumni met on the second day of the 2014 Imperial Festival and were delighted to revisit old haunts and enjoy a reunion with their fellow former students.

  • There were many enthusiastic comments written in the visitor’s book:
  • ‘Great initiative to get us all together!’
  • ‘Good to be back in Physics’
  • ‘Excellent event- would be nice to see the undergraduate sheet from my year’ (‘82-‘83 )
  • ‘Looks the same as ever!’ (‘63)
  • ‘Wonderful hospitality’
  • ‘Very many thanks for organising this. 40 years have flown by!!’
  • ‘Great to meet ‘old’ friends again!’ (‘71–‘74)
  • ‘Thanks for the hospitality Linda’ (‘75–‘75)

The late afternoon event in the Blackett Laboratory Common room was enhanced by the appearance of a wonderful rainbow, as well as the presence of Linda Jones who took Alumni on a short tour of the department. Many of the Alumni from the not too distant past were delighted to meet up with Linda again and share their student memories!