Vienna Basic Aerosol Summerschool 2017


Monday 10th July – Saturday 16th July, 2017


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 students participating in 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.

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

Pre‐registration opens on 5 April 2017

Download Flyer here


Lecturers (in alphabetical order)

University of Vienna, Austria, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics

Prof. Dr. Regina Hitzenberger
Prof. Dr. Helmuth Horvath
Dr. Gerhard Steiner
Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Szymanski
Prof. Dr. Paul Wagner
Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler
Dr. Anna Wonaschütz

International Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Lucas Alados ArboledasUniversity of Granada, Spain, Science Faculty and Center for Environmental Research
Prof. Dr. Werner HofmannUniversity of Salzburg, Austria, Division of Physics and Biophysics, Department of Materials Research and Physics
Prof. Dr. Ruprecht JaenickeUniversity of Mainz, Germany, Institute for Atmospheric Physics
Prof. Dr. Anne Kasper‐GieblTechnical University of Vienna, Austria, Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Reinhard NiessnerTechnical University Munich, Germany, Analytical Chemistry
PD Dr. Andreas PetzoldResearch Center Jülich, Germany, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Global Observations
Prof. Dr. Michael RiedikerInstitute of Occupational Medicine and Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Prof. Dr. Imre SalmaEtövös University, Budapest, Hungary, Institute of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Jyrki Mäkelä Tampere University of Technology, Finland, Department of Physics, Aerosol Physics Laboratory

How to participate?

Pre‐registration opens on 5 April 2017.

For pre‐registration, applicants should submit the following documents to

  • Motivation letter (1‐2 pages including a short description of your experience in aerosol science)
  • Short CV
  • Letter of support from thesis supervisor (master and Ph.D. students) or Post‐doctoral sponsor

Participants will be selected based on their application documents.

Upon acceptance, applicants are requested to register here:

Online registration is closed since 10th July 2017.

Early bird registration before 30 May 2017

Student registration rate 695.--€
Corporate registration rate 1200.--€

Registration fees after 30 May 2017

Student registration rate 750.--€
Corporate registration rate 1300.--€

The registration fees include lectures, coffee breaks, lunches, travel to/from Hohe Wand during the field experiment, participation in „Heuriger“ on Monday and Saturday.


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).

These homepages list hotels starting at EUR 50 per night.

Here are some more economic possibilities:

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.

From each of the locations it takes about 40 minutes by public transportation (bus, tram or subway) to get to the summer school. The price for the one way ticket (if bought in advance) is EUR 2.20 (Wiener Linien).


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