Summer School 2016

INUIT Summer School 2016
„Atmospheric Ice Nucleation: Fundamentals and Recent Trends“
11 -16 September 2016

In September 2016 the DFG funded “INUIT” Research Group offered another summer school to PhD students and postdocs in the field of ice nucleation. This time the summer school concentrated on “Atmospheric Ice Nucleation: Fundamentals and Recent Trends”. It took place in Grasellenbach/Odenwald in the idyllic “Hotel Siegfriedbrunnen” from September 11-16, 2016.


Lectures were given by the INUIT principal investigators and scientists. In addition, a number of international experts were invited, funded by the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung GAeF, so that we had this excellent group of speakers:


Alexei Kiselev (KIT - Karlsruhe)
Benjamin Murray (University of Leeds)
Bernhard Pummer (Max Planck Institut - Mainz)
Claudia Marcolli (ETH Zurich)
Corinna Hoose (KIT - Karlsruhe)
Dan Cziczo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Diana Rose (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Heike Wex (Tropos -  Leipzig)
Hinrich Grothe (University of Vienna)
Joachim Curtius (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Johannes Schneider (Johannes Gutenberg Universität - Mainz)
Ken Carslaw (University of Leeds)
Martin Ebert (TU Darmstadt)
Miklós Szakall (Johannes Gutenberg Universität - Mainz)
Ottmar Möhler (KIT - Karlsruhe)
Paul Connolly (University of Manchester)
Paul Field (University of Leeds)
Thomas Koop (Universität Bielefeld)
Yinon Rudich (Weizmann Institut - Israel)


The lectures were completed by practical exercises, which were supervised by Paul Conolly and Diana Rose, as well as a poster session. In this poster session, the participants had the possibility to present their own research.


In total we had 37 participants from 20 different institutions in 10 countries attended the school, filling the lecture room to its maximum capacity. The interest by the ice nucleation community in the school was very high, such that unfortunately not all applicants could be accepted.


In the feedback which we collected at the end of the school, the participants emphasized the high quality and topicality of the lectures. The exercises were positively received as a possibility to put knowledge into practice. Students also highlighted positively that during the Summer School they were able to establish a lot of new contacts within the ice nucleation community. It was also very positively received that the speakers stayed several days and could be approached with questions beyond their lectures. Coffee breaks, joint dinners, a hiking tour and a wine tasting session offered numerous opportunities for social interactions.


Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.




The Summer School was supported by the




Photos by Rebecca Kohl