Professor Alexander Bartelt studies metabolic processes in brown adipose tissue. He has now received a prestigious Starting Grant from the ERC for a project on the role of muscle cells in metabolic homeostasis.
Intelligence is innate and highly gifted people are all nerds. These are but two of the many widely held assumptions about intelligence. We asked LMU psychologist Markus Bühner about the basis for these and other opinions relating to IQ.
LMU’s new Nano-Institute located on Königinstrasse will be officially opened today. Its research staff will seek novel ways of exploiting the unique properties of nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of energy generation and storage.
The political scientist Laura Seelkopf analyzes welfare states worldwide in their historical context. Her research reveals the extensive variety of social policies and the sometimes unconventional means by which social inequalities are leveled.
Franz Pfister realized early that AI could improve healthcare. So he left his position as a medical resident to study Data Science at LMU. A student project led to a diagnostic algorithm, which is now undergoing its first practical test.
Robots that talk, write news reports and novels, algorithms that select personnel. How will machine learning change our world? – And what can it not do? We asked specialists in various disciplines for their views. Here are their responses.
Article 5 of Germany’s Constitution protects the freedom of “the arts and sciences, research and teaching”, thus guaranteeing freedom of expression and enquiry. We asked why it was included and what challenges it now faces.
LMU entered into a formal academic cooperation with Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel in 2017. It began with Physics, but the arrangement now covers all academic fields. And the benefits are already obvious.
Professor Inga Koerte uses advanced medical imaging to study the immediate and long-term effects of repetitive head trauma on the brains of football players. In the following interview, she discusses her findings and their implications.