Human droplets and aerosols
More than 1900 participants made Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz's scientific evening lecture at the German Physical Society on December 15, 2020 a great success
SARS-CoV-2 transmits through human aerosols and droplets. In his lecture, Prof. Bodenschatz gave an overview of their formation, their propagation modalities and their deposition in the respiratory tract. Own measurements on more than 140 volunteers over the past 7 months were presented and explained, why face masks are a good to excellent protection, why playing wind instruments is possible again and why singing is not a good idea. The discussion was led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Desch, scientific Director of the Physik Zentrum, Bad Honnef and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eberhardt, scientfic Director of the Magnus-Haus, Berlin. The event was sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.