Some 150 different programs of study, ground-breaking research on problems of broad significance, and a lively and international student scene. - All this and more make LMU a real "universitas". And each week our homepage turns its "Spotlight" on one of the many facets of this cosmopolitan kaleidoscope.
Immanuel Bloch uses batteries of lasers and sophisticated control circuitry to create artificial crystals with which he can simulate and study physical phenomena at the quantum level.
“Focus on Children”
When children are involved, marital separation becomes a complicated business. The program “Focus on Children”, developed at LMU, offers advice and support to mothers and fathers in this situation – with an eye to the children’s welfare.
People who are suffering from life-threatening, incurable illnesses contemplate suicide and assisted dying more often than their physicians suspect. These patients, and their families, deserve more psychosocial support, says medical ethicist Ralf Jox.
New CAS Research Focus
Why do Protestants earn more and boys do better in science? LMU professors Ludger Wößmann and Davide Cantoni use historical data to elucidate economic and social developments. Here they discuss the explanatory power of economic history.
The White Rose Organ
The instrument has long been silent – but the White Rose Organ has found its voice again, and on 9. November it will intone Philip Glass’ score for the film Koyaanisqatsi.
Voice actor Max Felder
He spent his early years with gorillas in the jungle, then he and his friend Harry Potter battled Lord Voldemort, and he lost Bella, the love of his life, to a vampire. LMU student Max Felder has inhabited all of these characters, giving each his own distinctive voice.
It’s 5 pm on a Friday evening in the Audimax at LMU, not a particularly judicious the most favorable time for a lecture, one might think. But the excitement among the audience is palpable – the subject of the lecture is dinosaurs.
LMU Alumnus Philipp Krüger
When Philipp Krüger received his law degree, he had no idea it would take him to a UN mission in Sierra Leone, to producing documentaries, and to collaborating with global thinkers in American administrations.
Interview with Gabriele Weishäupl
Gabriele Weishäupl studied and taught at LMU, and has been in charge of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest for the past 27 years. She talks about her unique Oktoberfest seminar and her career as “First Lady of the Wiesn“.
Images of violence in the Ancient World
Flaying, violation, torture and impalement: Artworks and texts from the Ancient World often depict acts of shocking cruelty. Historian Martin Zimmermann explains the rationale behind the aesthetic portrayal of extreme violence.
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