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260229 LP Environmental Physics, Project oriented laboratory experiments (2021S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 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. 4 participants
Language: English



Kickoff class on 9. March at 9:00 (online).

First, in regular online meetings, the theoretical principles of the experiments and the numerical simulations related to the experiments will be worked on. The experimental work in the lab is planned starting in mid May.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of experimental aerosol physics. Under supervision, but independently, experiments on current environmental issues are conducted and the results discussed.
Furthermore, calculations or numerical simulations related to the experiments should be performed under supervision to get a better understanding of the experiments.
Experiments and simulations have to be evaluated and the results have to be documented in a written protocol. In addition, the independent presentation of the results is an essential contribution to the final assessment.

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.
Practical course work and related simulations, written protocols and final presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement
- Compulsory attendance
- Understanding the chosen measurement methods and identifying the environmental relevance of the data
- Protocols and presentation are mandatory

Assessment Criteria
- Understanding of the experiments and physical principles, and
implementation of experiments: 30% of total points
- Protocols: 40% of total points
- Final presentation: 30% of 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 practical course work and calculations.

Reading list

Relevant publications will be announced during the preliminary discussion (March) or on Moodle.

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

Association in the course directory


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