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


e-mail: info@gaef.de

2020 - Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

GAeF is hosting the European Aerosol Conference 2020
Are you a PhD student? Apply for GAeF student travel support here.
30 Aug - 4 Sep 2020 | Aachen

January 24, 2020

ICCP2020: Call for abstracts (Deadline 30 Jan 2020)
The ICCP conferences are organized every 4 years by the International Commission on Clouds and Precpitation (ICCP).
3 - 7 Aug 2020 | Pune | India
Download full call for abstracts.

January 7, 2020

GAeF members vote in favor for the suggested amendment of the society's constitution.
From 128 received ballot papers, 126 members voted in favor and 2 against the proposed changes of the constitution. The new constitution will be valid once approved by the legal authorities in spring 2020.
More info will follow soon.

October 22, 2019

Invitation to "Intercomparison Workshop on Portable Mobility and Wide-Range Particle Size Spectrometers for Indoor and Outdoor applications" at TROPOS, Leipzig.
Date:  Jan 27 - 31, 2020 

Click here for more details.

October 2, 2019

GAeF supported 23 young scientists to join the European Aerosol Conference 2019.

Find their photos and short statements here. GAeF will also support the participation at EAC2020 in Aachen (click here for more info).

Aug 8, 2019

Final Call for Papers - Abstract Deadline August 12, 2019.

Inhaled Aerosol Dosimetry: Models, Applications and Impact, 10 - 12 October 2019.

Click here for more info.

July 15, 2019

Invitation for the GAeF General Assembly.

The yearly General Assembly will take place on Tuesday, 27th of August, 12:10 – 13:00  during the European Aerosol Conference 2019 in Gothenburg (Room F3, Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden).


Click here to see the invitation letter and the agenda.

June 4, 2019

Dr. Hans-Georg Horn Obituary

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we have to announce that Dr.-Ing. Hans-Georg Horn passed away on April 2, 2019.

Obituary by Oliver F. Bischof

March 21, 2019

Save the date!

The European Aerosol Conference hosted by the Nordic Aerosol Society is coming up! Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28, 2019. Register as early bird until June 1 and meet colleagues from all over the world in Gothenburg from Aug 25 - 30, 2019. 

GAeF student member can apply for travel grants, find here more details (deadline is May 31, 2019!)

March 21, 2019

New GAeF webpage online!

With the 30th anniversary of the world wide web we are happy to announce the launch of the new GAeF website! However, if you encounter any troubles using the new website, please let us know (webmaster@gaef.de).

March 21, 2019

Share your most exciting aerosol pics!

We are enthusiastic to see your aerosol-related photos and would like to share them on our GAeF webpage as header images! The aerosol field covers a wide range of topics, so images can include aerosol scientists at work, measurement stations, your favorite setup or your most beautiful cloud picture!

Image: by Paul Zieger.

January 20, 2020

EAC2020: Call for abstracts
We are pleased to announce scientific program details and abstract submissions are open for the upcoming European Aerosol Conference 2020 (EAC2020).
Download full call for abstracts.

December 16, 2019

24th ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles in Zürich, Switzerland.
Date:  June 22 - 25, 2020 

Click here for more details.

October 2, 2019

Award ceremony for the GAeF PhD Award, Schmauss Award and Smoluchowski Award was held in Gothenburg at EAC 2019.

Find here this year's Award Winners with a short information on their work and professional background.

Aug 11, 2019

Registration still open for the 3. Symposium 'Ultrafeine Partikel in der Außenluft und in Innenräumen'.

at TU Berlin (Germany), 19 - 20 September 2019.

Click here for more info.


July 31, 2019

Save the date for EAC 2020.

The European Aerosol Conference in 2020 will be held  in Aachen, Germany (August 30th - September 4th).

Click here for more info.

June 17, 2019

GAeF Job search.

We want to keep you updated on current open positions in aerosol science and related fields. Feel free to send us your open position at your institutes/companies to find the right candiate!

Click here to view current open positions.

April 4, 2019

The history of our GAeF Logo.

The current GAeF logo has a long history: We have to go back to the third quarter of the 20th century. In Germany underground coal mining was the backbone for the reconstruction after the disastrous war, and many of the miners suffered from silicosis, a serious lung disease, caused by inhaling...

Click here to learn more!

March 21, 2019

Make a GAeF logo proposal!

We want your input for a new GAeF logo! Please send your GAeF logo proposals to secretary@gaef.de. The deadline for submission is May 31st , 2019. The board will decide on the three best and most suitable proposals and ask the members to choose the winner who will be announced during the EAC 2019 Conference Dinner. The winner will receive a free conference dinner at the next EAC (EAC 2020 in Aachen).

March 21, 2019

Save the date!

The next Young Investigator Event will take place during EAC2019 in Gothenburg. Boost your network and sign up for this event on the EAC2019 website, the maximum number of participants is limited!