The first members of the White Rose resistance group were convicted of treason and hanged 74 years ago. The DenkStätte Weiße Rose in LMU’s Main Building commemorates their bravery and sacrifice. Opened 20 years ago, the exhibition has now been redesigned and restructured. insightLMU reports on the new layout of the exhibition, which is now annotated in German and English.
Stimulating dialogue and exchange is more important than ever in these unsettling times – and it is the primary goal of the Europaeum, a network of leading European Universities focusing on European Studies. Four of the six current recipients of the Europaeum’s prestigious Jenkins Scholarships are associated with LMU. In insightLMU they tell us about their projects and what these exchange fellowships mean to them at this critical juncture.
The current issue also introduces LMU gynecologist Sven Mahner who talks about the central role of surgical approaches in the treatment of gynecological cancers. Biochemist Roland Beckmann discusses how the cellular organelles known as ribosomes read the genetic instructions that specify protein structures. And we introduce ROMY, a new ring laser-based seismometer that measures rotational ground motions with unprecedented accuracy. The concept has meanwhile sparked the commercial development of portable “BlueSeis” rotation sensors, which have already been deployed on the island of Stromboli and in other seismically active areas in Italy.