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260083 SE Current topics in aerosol dynamics and optics (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim is to deal with relevant research topics on aerosol physics, with a special focus on aerosol optics. The students will learn to read scientific literature and give scientific presentations.

In this course students learn...
- to read and understand scientific literature
- about current research topics in aerosol physics
- to give scientific presentations
- to participate in a dicussion and ask questions
- to give constructive feedback to others

Method: Presentation and discussion of current literature or current master and doctoral theses. Furthermore, the status of ongoing research projects is presented.

Note: It is recommended to choose this course only if the lecture 260010 VO "Aerosol Physics - Physics of Disperse Systems" or the module WPF 9 "Aerosol Physics" in the Bachelor Degree Physics at the University of Vienna has been completed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment course.
Presentation of a topic previously agreed on with the teachers (current literature or master's or doctoral thesis).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements
- Compulsory attendance, unexcused absence is allowed twice
- Presentation is mandatory.

Assessment criteria
- Presentation: 70% of the total points
- Participation in discussions (constructive, technically correct contributions and engagement in the discussions of the presentations): 30% of the total points

In order to attain a positive grade at least 50.00% of the total points must be achieved.
The grading key for assessment is:
Very good: 100.00% - 87.00%
Good: 86.99% - 75.00%
Satisfactory: 74.99% - 63.00%
Sufficient: 62.99% - 50.00%
Not sufficient: 49,99% - 0,00%

Examination topics

All contents covered in the course, in particular the technical content of the lecture given by the specific student and those presented in the seminar.

Reading list

Relevant scientific publications will be announced in the preliminary discussion (first appointment), and in Moodle, respectively.

Hinds, William C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behaviour, and Measurement of Airborne Particles. Second ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ins., 1999. (also available as eBook: https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC15005893)

Association in the course directory


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