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

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



The experimental part of the course will take place in the Aerosol Physics laboratory (Boltzmanngasse 5, room 3136); however, all other meetings and presentations will take place virtually, announced through Moodle or email. Dates will be fixed in the Kickoff Meeting.
Presence in the kickoff meeting is prerequisite for further participation. This holds also for potential replacement/successor candidates.
The date and time for the kickoff meeting will be announced on 04.10.2021, and a corresponding link to join the virtual meeting will be sent to participants.

Update 04.10.2021

The kickoff class will not take place onsite, but online (access to the meeting will be sent via email) on 15.10.2021 at 14:00.


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

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

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