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Lecture by Ao. Prof. Paul Wagner on 27 September 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

On invitation by Prof. Dr. Imre Salma, Head of the Budapest Platform for Aerosol Research and Training, Prof Wagner will present a lecture at the...


New master students in the aerosol group: Andreas Gattringer & Dorian Spät

We are happy to welcome Andreas Gattringer and Dorian Spät as new master students in our group.


Rapid growth of organic aerosol nanoparticles over a wide tropospheric temperature range.


From 2 to 7 September 2018 the IAC takes place in St. Louis, MO, USA.


Auf welchen Grundlagen beruht der Klimawandel? Welche physikalischen Gesetze und Gegebenheiten spielen mit? Welchen Anteil hat der Mensch, welchen die...

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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