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