Practical Aerosol Science Short Course
8th-10th June 2015, Manchester
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 preliminary timetable can be downloaded here. 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.
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.