Summer School "Basic Aerosol Science" 2019, Vienna


30 June – 6 July 2019


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


Program Summer School



Lecturers (in alphabetical order)

University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics, Austria
Dr. Julia Burkart
Dr. Josef Gasteiger
Prof. Dr. Regina Hitzenberger
Prof. Dr. Helmuth Horvath
Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw Szymanski
Prof. Dr. Paul Wagner
Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler

International Lecturers University/Institution
Prof. Dr. Hinrich Grothe TU Wien, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Austria
Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann University of Salzburg, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Austria
Prof. Dr. Anne Kasper‐Giebl TU Wien, Analytical Chemistry, Austria
Prof. Dr. Jyrki Mäkelä Tampere University, Aerosol Physics Laboratory, Finland
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Niessner Technical University Munich, Analytical Chemistry, Germany
PD Dr. Andreas Petzold Research Center Jülich, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Riediker Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Winterthur, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Imre Salma Etövös University, Institute of Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Johannes Schneider Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Dr. Gerhard Steiner GRIMM Aerosol Technik, Ainring, Germany

Student grants

We are happy to announce that we can offer financial support for the participation in the Summer School “Basic Aerosol Science”:

  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.
  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.
    For admission criteria please see:

    Note: To apply for the UNIVIE tuition waiver, an additional form has to be filled and sent to us via email. In addition, a certificate or confirmation of language proficiency needs to be submitted with the application documents.

Students who would like to obtain a support should submit the following documents together with their application for the Summer School not later than 31 January 2019:

  • Letter of motivation including an explanation why/how the grant will support the applicant’s scientific work
  • Short CV including publication list
  • Letter of support from the thesis supervisor

The final selection will be based on the application documents. The legal process is excluded.

Important notice:
Although applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application for one of the grants before the summer school (probably in February 2019), the participation in all the lectures of the summer school and in the field experiment is required to finally receive the grant.


Online registration is closed since 17th June 2019.

For any questions regarding your registration, please contact the University of Vienna event management:

Phone: +43-1-4277-17677

Important dates

  • 15 August 2018: application opens
  • Beginning of March 2019: notification of acceptance
  • Deadline for applications extended: We can accept a few additional participants. Applications will be evaluated upon receipt. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the evaluation soon after submission.
  • Until 31 March 2019: early bird registration
  • From 1 April 2019: regular registration   

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 31 March 2019 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 100% of the conference fee refunded.

Cancellations received by 30 April 2019 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 50% of the conference fee refunded.

Cancellations received after 30 April 2019 or no-shows will receive no refund of the conference fees.


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:

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.

Public Transportation

From each of the accomodation locations it takes about 40 minutes by public transportation (bus, tram and/or subway) to get to the summer school. The price for the one way ticket (if bought in advance) is EUR 2.40 (Wiener Linien).
You can buy tickets online or at the red touch-screen terminals in e.g. subway/train stations or VIE-airport.

Link to the interactive city map of Vienna (©



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