Current teaching

as teaching staff of the faculty of physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg


spring break 2022
28th March 1st April 2022


block course. Physical limnology (physics of lakes)

location: (Heidelberg University) online over the time period 28th March till 5th April



This block course aims at presenting the basics about physical processes in lakes, such as stratification, waves, currents, turbulence, mixing and matter transport. The course 2022 will consist of 14 lectures of 90 min each plus 8 excesise sheets to solve during the course of the week.

The block course is also open for participants from outside and it is free of charge. Students and scientists interested in attending the course are requested to contact us no later than the 1st Feb 2022 by writing an email to Bertram.Boehrer@ufz.de .


summer break


on-site measurements of physical limnology

only open to Heidelberg students

location: from UFZ- magdeburg to Rappbodetalsperre and lakes of Merseburg-Ost

On an excursion to lakes, the participants will conduct limnophysical measurements by themselves. Probably the lakes Rappbodetalsperre in Harz mountains and the salty mine lake Merseburg-Ost will be chosen for the excursion. General physical properties and processes in lakes will be encoutered and special features of artificail lakes, such as dammed waters and lakes having formed in the depressions of lignite mines will be discussed and measured by the participants themselves. This course is only available for students of the Heidelberg University. Costs for travel and accomodation must be covered by everybode him/herself. The number of participants will be limited, please apply by email: bertram.boehrer@ufz.de