Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung


Aerosol particles suspended in air influence life in many ways: airborne infection, inhalation toxicology and therapy, exposure to dust at work, climatic and local weather effects, air chemistry, air pollution, tobacco smoke, industrial production processes, chemical and nuclear safety, radiation protection, pest control, and others. Underlying every applied problem in aerosols is a base of scientific knowledge which has been built up over the last hundred years. With the growing importance of aerosols in various disciplines (biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, technology, meteorology, and others-), the interdisciplinarity of aereosol research requires a forum for all scientists with an interest in aerosol problems.


The "Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)" was founded in 1972 with the following aims:


  • promote science in all areas of aerosol research

  • provide information with an interdisciplinary base to their members and the public by organizing scientific conferences and supporting publications

  • maintain a forum for international cooperation and exchange for all aspects of aerosol science

  • support scientific education and teaching in aerosol science at all levels

GAeF serves as a forum for the various disciplines in aerosol research and encourages interdisciplinary cooperation.

GAeF has geographical members from all parts of the world, but operates primarily in Europe. Members come from different professional areas including industry, universities, medical centers, and research institutes.

Header photography: Betula pendula pollen grains by Julia Burkart & Jürgen Gratzl

About GAeF

The "Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V." (GAeF) was founded in 1972 in order to promote all areas of aerosol research, to provide information on an interdisciplinary basis amongst members and the public, to provide an international forum for collaboration and support scientific education and teaching at all levels. GAeF has members from all over the world and encourages aerosol scientists to join the society.

Contact GAeF

Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

Postfach 45 04 05

50879 Köln



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