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A short course in aerosol theory and measurement

This short course in practical aerosol science aims to deliver an introductory understanding of the challenges faced with aerosol measurements. Sampling ambient particles can be extremely challenging and answering a simple question like 'how big is the particle' depends on what instrument was used to measure it. The course will be split between lectures on the theory and application of aerosol measurements and techniques and practical, hands on demonstrations in a laboratory. The goal of the course is to provide a theoretical understanding of aerosol properties, examples of how these properties are measured and hands on experience in aerosol measurements.

The course is run over 2.5 days, and the pdf preliminary timetable (79 KB)  can be viewed online. The first day consists of lectures on fundamental aerosol science and provides the background needed for the subsequent talks. Also included are topics on the impact of ambient aerosol. The remaining days are split between lectures in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon. In addition to the standard lectures, two plenary sessions are being presented by two leading UK researchers. 

Attendees at the 2018 Practical Aerosol Science course described the course as "an excellent mix of theoretical and practical learning", "very enjoyable and information" and said they "gained a lot from the course that is useful now, and will continue to be." All twenty participants who left feedback said the course delivered what they expected.

The course is open to anyone wanting to gain an understanding in aerosol science and measurement. The course will be hosted by the University of Manchester in collaboration with TSI Instruments Ltd.

Registration for the next Practical Aerosol Science course is not yet open.

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