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ScienceCasts present unusual insights into the world of science. In these short videos, some of the most renowned academics at LMU present fascinating aspects of their research in a readily understandable way.

New research videos will be added on a regular basis. The ScienceCasts are also available on iTunes U, a section of the iTunes Store dedicated to educational content, where LMU offers a broad spectrum of audio and video files. Users can easily subscribe to these podcasts or download the videos – free of charge.

  • Lessons from the laboratory


    Most students know more about media technologies than their teachers, but lack the ability to use them effectively, says educationalist Professor Frank Fischer. This underlines the need for training in media literacy. In ongoing studies at the Institute of Education and Educational Psychology at LMU Munich, he and his team are seeking the best ways to provide it. more

  • Creativity and Serendipity Light the Way to the Optimal LED


    The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics went to the inventors of the blue LED, which provides the basis for today’s energy-efficient and environmentally benign light sources. According to the citation, the blue LED “allows white light to be created in a new way”. But without the discoveries subsequently made by Professor Wolfgang Schnick’s group in the Chemistry Department at LMU Munich, consumers would not have taken to the new “white” light. For Schnick and his colleagues “reinvented” warm white light. more

  • Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann


    Stephan Hartmann is regarded as one of the leading scholars in the fields of formal epistemology and philosophy of science, and he became a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at LMU in October 2012. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s most generously endowed prize for distinguished contributions to research. more

  • Learning from Nature


    "History helps us to understand how we became what we are and empowers us to cope with future challenges," says environmental historian Professor Christof Mauch. "Environmental history teaches us that some things are beyond our control - and yet allows us to face the future without a sense of panic." more

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