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INSIGHTS. Magazine

Latest findings, current debates - INSIGHTS features research at LMU. The latest issue focuses on the topic "Really?" Is the boundary between natural and artificial increasingly fading?

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schütze.

Polyglot machines

How artificial intelligence learns the rich variety of human languages: Hinrich Schütze, computational linguist at LMU, researches multilingual software that can do small languages.

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The noise of money

Trading on milliseconds: LMU researcher Ryan Riordan investigates how the forward march of ultra-fast computer-based trading affects securities markets.

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Desiccated maize, Brandenburg, early September 2022

Crops in planetary stress test

Global change is pushing the Earth to its limits. In this EINSICHTEN interview, geographer Marianela Fader and biologist Dario Leister discuss how nature and agriculture are adapting, and being adapted, to changing habitats.

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More stories from the current issue

Portrait of PD Dr. Barbara Cludius
Yurt in the Mongolian steppe


Some scientific terms manage to make their way into everyday speech. Here, we ask LMU researchers to tell us what they mean – to define them, and to outline how they became popular.

The Interpreter: Laurent Frantz on ‘ancient DNA’
The interpreter: Olivia Merkel on “nanocarriers”

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FOCUS: Call of the wild - What nature asks of us

Climate crisis and species extinction have become ever-present threats, not only for humans. They endanger non-human nature in our environment as well as outside the engineered world - in the wilderness. But what do we see in this term anyway? An analysis.

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Joris Peters

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The science behind the data

Stone Age bird hunting

This is how many different bird species people hunted around the world's oldest stone circle 11,000 years ago.

Wobbly earth axis

ROMY, the world's only ring laser, can measure deviations in the alignment of the Earth's axis with an accuracy of one arc second.

Infectious multiplication

This is how many daughter cells the parasite Toxoplasma gondii can form in a single host cell.

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