LMU is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. With its highly diversified array of disciplines, it has outstanding potential for pioneering research.
Great moments in research
Today, scholars and scientists at LMU are enhancing our understanding of the world and helping to change it for the better. ScienceHistory focuses on the careers and accomplishments of their most illustrious precursors.
Darwin’s theory of evolution is still 40 years away. But naturalists are swarming over the globe to explore its flora and fauna. Some return with huge collections – and become celebrities. One such was Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.
Hygiene becomes science
Everywhere people fall ill with cholera: The city of Munich asks Max von Pettenkofer, professor of chemical medicine, for help. The world's first institute for hygiene is created at LMU, changing the history of medicine.
Germany’s first female lecturer
In the early 20th century, most resistance to women on campus came from faculty members. Many famous academics rejected the idea of women intruding on ‘their’ domain. Germany’s first "Privatdozentin" had to fight hard for her position.
Understanding how society ticks
Max Weber was a pioneer of sociology, and his writings have had a huge influence. He spent the last year of his life at LMU – closely attuned to the social upheavals that followed the First World War.
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