Summer School "Basic Aerosol Science 2022", Vienna


The Summer School will take place between 10 and 16 July 2022 in Vienna/Austria at the Faculty of Physics (Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna) as an in-person meeting.

Depending on the COVID-19 situation, changes may occur on short notice. We will inform about changes via this website and via email.


The Summer School "Basic Aerosol Science" offers a broad education in basic principles and techniques of aerosol science. The main focus is on aerosol physics, but other fields such as aerosol chemistry and applications of aerosol science for e.g. issues of human health are also covered. The teachers of this Summer School are leading European experts in the field of aerosol science.


The Summer School is targeting international graduate students and early post‐doctoral researchers, as well as persons who work in the field of aerosol science.


The participants of this Summer School will acquire an excellent knowledge of the basics of aerosol science needed to understand and critically review aerosol processes and their interaction with the environment. They can immediately implement their knowledge in research projects of their institutions, act as decision makers in solving air pollution problems or contribute to regulatory processes and setting of standards.

Application & Registration

* submission deadline: 1 June 2022

** submission deadline: 31 March 2022

*** All participants of the Summer School are already registered for the Plenary Lecture, an additional registration for this event is not necessary.

How to participate

  • Apply for participation (see buttons above). If desired, enrolled Master and Phd students can also apply for a grant. For details about grants, see here.
  • Applicants will be informed about the admission to the Summer School continuously after receiving their applications. Please note: although the application deadline for the Summer School is 1 June 2022, the maximum number of participants may be reached before 1 June 2022. We therefore recommend an early application.
  • After receiving admission to the Summer School, applicants can register. For our cancellation policy, see here.

Registration Fee

  • Academic: EUR 675,00 (early bird) / EUR 740,00 (regular)
  • Corporate: EUR 1.290,00 (early bird) / EUR 1.390,00 (regular)

The registration fee includes costs for attending all lectures, coffee breaks and lunch breaks, costs for the “Heuriger” (i.e. a traditional Viennese restaurant) on Sunday, the Ice Breaker on Monday, the transfer to the field experiment, and the Heuriger on Saturday.

After receiving admission to the Summer School (notifications will be sent via email), applicants can register (see buttons above).

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Grants: 31 March 2022
  • Deadline for the Early Bird fee: 15 May 2022
  • Deadline for Application: 1 June 2022

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by 15 April 2022 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 100% of the registration fee refunded.
  • Cancellations received by 1 June 2022 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 50% of the registration fee refunded.
  • Cancellations received after 2 June 2022 or no-shows will receive no refund of the registration fees.

Plenary Lecture

Breathing is enough – the role of aerosol particles in spreading SARS-CoV-2

Plenary Lecture (Dr. phil. nat. Gerhard Scheuch) & Get-together in the framework of the Summer School Basic Aerosol Science

Monday, 11 July 2022, 17:15, Sky Lounge, 12th floor, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna

* All participants of the Summer School are already registered for the Plenary Lecture, an additional registration for this event is not necessary.

 Flyer Plenary Lecture 2022


We are happy to announce that we can offer financial support for enrolled Master and PhD students to participate in the Summer School “Basic Aerosol Science 2022”:

  1. The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is sponsoring 4 grants amounting to 350 € each. The aim of the ÖAW-funded grants is to cover part of the registration fees for students attending the Summer School.
  2. The Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF) is sponsoring 4 grants amounting to 495 € each. The aim of the GAeF-funded grants is to cover part of the registration fees for students attending the Summer School.
    To be eligible for a GAeF-funded grant, a student must be member of GAeF. To join GAeF, see here:
  3. Two tuition waivers sponsored by the University of Vienna (International Office).
    Eligible are regular students and young researchers of all disciplines from the University of Vienna and its partner universities which are admitted to a Bachelor/Diploma/Master/Doctorate or PhD programme.

    Students who would like to obtain a support should submit the following documents not later than 31 March 2022:

  • Letter of motivation including an explanation why/how the grant will support the applicant’s scientific work
  • Short CV including publication list (same CV as in the Summer School application)
  • Letter of support from the thesis supervisor highlighting the excellence of the applicant

** submission deadline: 31 March 2022

Requirements to obtain a certificate (5 ECTS)

  • Attendance of lectures and participation in the field experiment
  • Submission of assignments from the individual lectures (assignments can be handed in during the summer school or within two weeks after the end of the Summer School)
  • Grading will be based on submitted assignments


Program Summer School


Lecturers from the University of Vienna (in alphabetical order)

University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics, Austria Topics
Dr. Julia Burkart Aerosol mechanics
Dr. Josef Gasteiger Aerosol remote sensing
Prof. Dr. Helmuth Horvath Aerosol optics, field experiment
Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Szymanski Optical particle measurements
Prof. Dr. Paul Wagner Nucleation and condensation - basics
Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl Introduction to aerosol & the atmospheric aerosol, field experiment
Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler Nucleation and condensation ‐ measurements

International Lecturers (in alphabetical order)

International Lecturers Topic University/Institution
Dr.-Ing. Christof Asbach Particle deposition: particle impaction, diffusion and filtration Institut für Energie und Umwelttechnik e.V. (IUTA), Duisburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hinrich Grothe Primary biological aerosol in the atmosphere TU Wien, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Austria
Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann Aerosol & respiratory system University of Salzburg, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Austria
Prof. Dr. Anne Kasper‐Giebl Aerosol chemistry TU Wien, Analytical Chemistry, Austria
Prof. Dr. Jyrki Mäkelä Electrical properties of aerosols, electrical aerosol measurement Tampere University, Aerosol Physics Laboratory, Finland
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Niessner Modern spectroscopy as a tool for aerosol characterization Technical University Munich, Analytical Chemistry, Germany
PD Dr. Andreas Petzold Measurement methods for black and brown carbon Research Center Jülich, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Riediker PM & health effects Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Winterthur, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Imre Salma Particle statistics, aerosol sampling and measurement Etövös University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Gerhard Scheuch Plenary Lecture "Aerosol & Covid-19" GS Bio-Inhalation GmbH, Gemünden/Wohra, Germany
Dr. Johannes Schneider Aerosol mass spectrometry Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Dr. Gerhard Steiner Aerosol generation GRIMM Aerosol Technik, Ainring, Germany


A variety of booking homepages (,,, offer reservations for hotels in Vienna. There are about 10 hotels within walking distance of the location of the summer school, which is Strudlhofgasse 4/Boltzmanngasse 5 (A-1090 Vienna).

For example:

Hotel Boltzmann
Boltzmanngasse 8, 1090 Wien

Hotel Atlanta
Währinger Straße 15, 1090 Wien

Here are some more economic possibilities:

Meininger Hotel Wien Downtown Franz
Rembrandtstraße 21, 1020 Wien
1020 Wien  Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 720 8820 65

Youth hostel    (use this link for information and reservation)
Myrthengasse 7
1070 Wien  Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 1/523 631 60
Fax: +43 (0) 1/523 58 49

Jugendgästehaus (Youth Palace) Wien Brigittenau
Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, 1200 Wien
Tel.: +43 (0) 1 / 332 82 94-0
Fax. +43 (0) 1 / 330 83 79

Wombats City Hostel Vienna
- The Lounge: (offers overnight in a dorm for Euro 20)
Mariahilferstrasse 137 (near Westbahnhof), 1150 Wien, Austria
- at the Naschmarkt:
Rechte Wienzeile 35, 1040 Wien, Austria

The Do Step Inn Vienna offers e.g. a single bed in a "5 bed dormitory" for EUR 12 per night. It is also located near Westbahnhof, the address is:
Felberstrasse 20, 1150 Wien, Austria.

Hotel IBIS Mariahilf
Mariahilfergürtel 22 - 24, 1060 Wien

Public Transportation

You can buy tickets for public transportation (bus, tram and/or subway) online or at the red touch-screen terminals in e.g. subway/train stations or VIE-airport. The price for the one way ticket (if bought in advance) is EUR 2.40.

We recommend to buy a weekly pass, which is valid for a calendar week, i.e. from Monday 12:00 am (midnight) until the following Monday 9:00 am, on all means of public transport in Vienna.

Link to the interactive city map of Vienna (©

Field Excursion: Hohe Wand

Planned location for the field experiment: Lookout tower "Hohe Wand"



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Boltzmanngasse 5
A‐1090 Wien