University of Vienna (UNIVIE)

The University of Vienna, founded in 1365, is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. It is associated with 16 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of persons both of historical and academic importance. The University of Vienna is the largest Austrian research institution hosting 6,800 academics within 15 faculties and five centres, dedicated to both basic and applied research. Furthermore, 26 research platforms have been established to promote especially innovative interdisciplinary research projects.

The University of Vienna has recently made large investments in its Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, where this project will be carried out. All its four full professors are newly appointed (starting in 2019-2021), rooms have been renovated and new computing infrastructure has been set up, thus providing an excellent work environment. The group of Andreas Stohl is working on all aspects of atmospheric transport, including the further development of the atmospheric transport model FLEXPART and its application to air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and atmospheric dynamics. A cross-cutting activity of the group, applied in most of its work, is the use of inverse modelling methods.