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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10
Email: info@mps.si

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Course Description

Environmental Physics

Program

Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Aleksander Zidanšek
doc. dr. Uroš Puc
doc. dr. Andreja Abina

Goals:

Students become acquainted with the latest advancements in the field of environmental physics, and prepare themselves for research work in this field.

Content:

Characteristic components of environmental physics: economic system; greenhouse; energy transport; social and political circumstances, environmental protection
Elementary spectroscopy: Solar spectrum; light-matter coupling, biomolecules, ozone and UV light
Global climate: greenhouse model; weather and climate; modelling of climatic changes
Transport of pollutants: Diffusion; river flow, underwater flow; equations of fluid dynamics
Noise: Acoustics; human detection and criteria of noise; noise transmission reduction; active noise
control
Radioactivity: environmental impact, impact on man

Course literature:

E. Boeker, R. Grondelle, Environmental Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York 2000

Latest articles from Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters, New Scientist, Scientific World in Computational Physics

Significant publications and references:

FALNOGA, Ingrid, TUŠEK-ŽNIDARIČ, Magda, STEGNAR, Peter. The influence of long-term mercury exposure on selenium availability in tissues : an evaluatin of data. Biometals, 2006, vol. 19, str. 283-294.

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, VAUPOTIČ, Janja, GREGORIČ, Asta, STEGNAR, Peter, KOBAL, Ivan. Exposure to radon in the Gadime cave, Kosovo. J. environ. radioact.. [Print ed.], 2008, vol. 99, no. 2, str. 343-348.

FALNOGA, Ingrid, TUŠEK-ŽNIDARIČ, Magda, HORVAT, Milena, STEGNAR, Peter. Mercury, selenium and cadmium in human autopsy samples from Idrija residents and mercury mine workers. Environ. res. (N. Y.), 2000, vol. 84, str. 211-218

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, STEGNAR, Peter, SHEMSIDINI, Zahadin, AJAZAJ, H., HALIMI, Y., VAUPOTIČ, Janja, KOBAL, Ivan. Seasonal variation of indoor air radon concentration in schools in Kosovo. Radiat. meas.. [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 42, str. 286-289.

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, VAUPOTIČ, Janja, GREGORIČ, Asta, STEGNAR, Peter, KOBAL, Ivan. Exposure to radon dwellings in the Sharri community, Kosovo. Radiat. prot. dosim., 2008, vol. 130, no. 2, str. 244-248.

BLINC, Robert, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, ŠLAUS, Ivo. Sustainable development after Johannesburg and Iraq: the global situation and the cases of Slovenia and Croatia. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2006, vol. 31, str. 2259-2268.

BLINC, Robert, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, ŠLAUS, Ivo. Sustainable development and global security. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 32, str. 883-890.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander. Sustainable development and happiness in nations. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 32, str. 891-897.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, KRALJ, Samo. Phase transitions in 8CB liquid crystal confined to a controlled-pore glass : deuteron NMR and small angle X-ray scattering studies. Appl. magn. reson., 2004, vol. 27, str. 311-319.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, KRALJ, Samo, REPNIK, Robert, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, RAPPOLT, M., AMENITSCH, H., BERNSTORFF, S, Smectic ordering of octylcyanobiphenyl confined to control porous glasses. J. Phys., Condens. Matter, 2000, 12, str. A431-A436

KRALJ, Samo, CORDOYIANNIS, George, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, AMENITSCH, Heinz, ŽUMER, Slobodan, KUTNJAK, Zdravko. Presmectic wetting and supercritical-like phase behavior of octylcyanobiphenyl liquid crystal confined to controlled-pore glass matrices. J. chem. phys., 2007, vol. 127, no. 15, str. 154905-1-154905-9.

Examination:

Seminar and oral exam.

Students obligations:

Seminar and oral exam.

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