INSIGHTS. Magazine

INSIGHTS reports on research at LMU — the latest findings and current debates — online, and in a printed edition that appears twice a year. The latest issue focuses on the topic of "crises".

Living in the face of doom

“The society was constantly in motion": Ancient historian Martin Zimmermann on the spirit of optimism and sense of crisis in the Greek polis

Living in the face of doom

Being more comfortable with uncertainty

Political scientist Klaus H. Goetz and sociologist Armin Nassehi discuss how modern societies can deal with fundamental shocks.

Being more comfortable with uncertainty

Deepfakes: “It’s a nightmare of disinformation.”

Modern technology is revolutionizing the ways in which pictures and videos can be faked. The consequences can be serious, warns communication scholar Viorela Dan.

“It’s a nightmare of disinformation”

Molecular gastronomy

Origin of life: What was the recipe for the "Ursuppe" from which life emerged? LMU chemists Thomas Carell and Oliver Trapp, and physicist Dieter Braun, discuss the early steps in the evolution of life some four billion years ago.

Molecular gastronomy
Edward Snowden poster

Insider knowledge

What makes one a whistleblower? Criminal justice expert Rolf Kölbel discusses their motivations and social roles, and the legal protections that apply to them.

From INSIGHTS on "transparency"

Molecular tuning: Evolution in fast forward

Biologists led by Dario Leister want to give photosynthesis a helping hand. With the goal of increasing crop yields, they are using algae to accelerate the genetic adaptation of crop plants to changing environmental conditions.

Prof. Dario Leister - a portrait
Portrait von Bärbel Stecher.

The community within us

The most densely populated ecosystem does not belong to the human environment, but to its inner world, says Bärbel Stecher. She studies the microbiome and its complex metabolic network. What makes this community of microorganisms so important for health?

A portrait of Prof. Bärbel Stecher

Conversations with:

The Interpreter

Some scientific terms become household words. Here, LMU’s experts explain the meanings of such expressions.

Thomas Seidl on "machine learning"
Fabian Grusdt

In search of the big answers

LMU physicist Fabian Grusdt has received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant. In this portrait, he talks about his career, and his passion for physics.

A portrait of Fabian Grusdt
Open plan office

Knowing what the boss knows

Transparency on both sides: How managers and employees in modern companies can share the benefits of work-related data

From INSIGHTS on "transparency"

By the numbers

0.000277778 degrees = 1 arc-second. This number equals the precision with which the uniquely sensitive ring laser ROMY can measure changes in the orientation of the Earth’s axis.

ROMY (Rotational Motions in Seismology)

How can the memory of the Holocaust be kept alive?

A future issue. Responses from Michael Brenner, Kim Wünschmann and Mirjam Zadoff

Statements on memorial culture

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