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The second A-LIFE workshop took place in Darmstadt, 29-30 November 2018


Der 5. Staubtag zum Thema Wüstensand wird am 28.11.2018 an der TU Darmstadt abgehalten.


We congratulate Kay Scholze for the successful completion of his master studies. In his master thesis entitled "Growth rate analysis of atmospheric...


Air Pollution, Aerosols and Climate - past findings, present warnings and future musts


Lecture by Ao. Prof. Paul Wagner on 30 October 2018 at Cultural Center Sofia, Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Wagner will present an Invited Lecture on occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Academician Markku Kulmala.

Topic: "Gas-to-liquid phase...


Bericht über den Beitrag der Wiener Aerosolgruppe zur NASA Messkampagne "ATom" auf der Website des Forschungsverbundes Umwelt erschienen.

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Research Activities of the AEP Group

Aerosols are small solid or liquid particles suspended in air, ranging in size from molecular clusters to particles and small droplets with diameters of several hundred micrometers. Small particles are inhalable and can be detrimental to human health. Atmospheric aerosols are highly heterogeneous in space and time, and are difficult to implement into climate models. Aerosols influence atmospheric radiative transfer and the hydrological cycle, and their interaction with clouds is a major source of uncertainty for future climate predictions.

The AEP group is oriented towards basic aerosol science. Currently, research focuses on the following topics:

 1) Airborne aerosol measurements

 2) Abundance and properties of cloud condensation nuclei

 3) Measurement and intercomparison of measurement methods for black and brown carbon in aerosols

 4) Nucleation and nanoparticle formation in ambient and laboratory settings

 5) Microphysical and optical properties of non-spherical particles such as mineral dust and volcanic ash

 6) Impacts of meteorology and biogenic contributions on ambient atmospheric aerosols

 7) Development of new measurement methods for the characterization of nanometer-sized particles.

A particular strength of the group is in the development, adaptation and testing of measurement techniques, with a long track record of ground-breaking designs and technologies. Inter-disciplinary research investigates zones in exoplanetary systems supporting life based on solvents other than water. Current research is continually integrated into lectures and lab classes on aerosol science, environmental science and global change.


University of Vienna

Faculty of Physics

Forschungsverbund Umwelt / Environmental Sciences Research Network


Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler



FWF / Austrian Science Funds

Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl