Limnologie - die Lehre von den Binnengewässern


Dear colleague,
A block course on physical limnology (physics of lakes) will be held at the University of Heidelberg/Germany, during the spring break 2020 from 30th March to 3rd April 2020. The course is part of the Physics Master Program at the University of Heidelberg incorporated in the lectures of the Institute of Environmental Physics.

This block course aims at presenting the basics about physical processes in lakes, such as stratification, internal waves, currents, turbulence, mixing and matter transport. The course will consist of 12 lectures of 90 minutes accompanied by short exercise sheets. Lectures will be held in English. The course is free of charge.

In 2020, we will put a focus on water movements and matter transport. Hence the lectures of Dr. Bertram Boehrer (UFZ Magdeburg, Priv. Doz. Univ. Heidelberg) and Prof. Andreas Lorke (Univ. Landau) will be complemented by Prof. Marco Toffolon (Univ. di Trento). A more detailed programme will be issued closer to the block course. Students and scientists interested in attending the course are requested to contact us by email no later than the 1st Feb 2020. For further information, please write an email to .

for all lecturers
Bertram Boehrer