Tag Archives: LMU

LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt among the winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt is among the 10 winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016, which is awarded by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). The Leamer-Rosenthal … Read the full press release

LMU‘s Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences now 10 years old

LMU‘s Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, which is now 10 years old, focuses on a single issue: How does the brain work? Doctoral students from all over the world are seeking answers to this immensely complicated question. MÜNCHEN, 25-Nov-2016 — … Read the full press release

New DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center at LMU to investigate the significance of behavioral biases of individuals in competitive environments

A new DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center based at LMU will probe the influence of systematic misconceptions and biases in expectations and preferences on economic decision-making and the workings of markets. MÜNCHEN, 25-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Studies in the field of Behavioral … Read the full press release

LMU study: ants began to actively cultivate their plant partners at least three million years ago

The first farmers on the Fijian archipelago were ants: For millions of years, an ant species on the islands has nurtured epiphytes, which provide them with nesting sites. Moreover, the interaction is vital for the survival of both partners. MÜNCHEN, … Read the full press release

LMU: Set of 15 bacterial species protects mice from Salmonella infections as effectively as does the natural gut microbiota

LMU researchers have shown that a defined set of 15 bacterial species protects mice from Salmonella infections as effectively as does the natural gut microbiota. The system will facilitate studies of host-pathogen interactions in the gut. MÜNCHEN, 25-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to finance two new Research Units at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU)

Two new DFG Research Units at LMU, led by Professors Immanuel Bloch and Frank Fischer, respectively, focus on quantum many-body systems exposed to artificial fields, and on use of simulations in the teaching of diagnostic competences. MÜNCHEN, 22-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU): Novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second

Munich physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second. MÜNCHEN, 22-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Temporally varying electromagnetic fields are the driving force behind the whole of electronics. Their … Read the full press release

LMU led researchers defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers inflammation

Using a combination of newly developed methods, researchers led by LMU immunologist Veit Hornung have defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers inflammation. MUNICH, 04-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The immune system in vertebrates is capable of distinguishing “self” from “non-self” components, … Read the full press release

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) scientists developed measuring system for light waves in the near-infrared range

Laser physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics developed a measuring system for light waves in the near-infrared range. Garching, Germany, 25-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Those who want to explore the microcosm need exact control over laser light. Only … Read the full press release

LMU physicists now provide new insights into how swarms in nanosystems are formed

One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. LMU physicists now provide new insights into how such movements are coordinated. München, 19-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Living matter, … Read the full press release

LMU research focuses on how we learn to pronounce the unfamiliar sounds in a foreign language

A new Emmy Noether Research Group at LMU focuses on how we learn to pronounce the unfamiliar sounds in a foreign language, and why it is often difficult for us to avoid errors in pronunciation that we pounce on when … Read the full press release

LMU researchers: macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent immune responses

New work by LMU researchers demonstrates that macrophages can effectively substitute for so-called dendritic cells as primers of T-cell-dependent immune responses. Indeed, they stimulate a broader-based response. München, 16-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ —  The immune response, the process by which the … Read the full press release

MPQ, LMU, and FUB scientists analyse how fast order can appear in a quantum-mechanical system

Scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the FUB analyse how fast order can appear in a quantum-mechanical system. GARCHING, 13-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — During the freezing of water, the initially unordered molecules start to form an ordered crystal, namely ice. … Read the full press release

LMU Physicists developed new algorithm that is capable of solving the Boltzmann equation for systems of self-propelled particles

Physicists at LMU have developed a new algorithm that is capable of solving the Boltzmann equation for systems of self-propelled particles. The new method also reveals previously unknown patterns of collective motion in such systems. MUNICH, 21-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

LMU study shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection

A study by LMU researchers shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection. The authors recommend the use of alternative processing methods to preserve the protectants found in the natural product. MUNICH, … Read the full press release

LMU Dr. Klaus Dornmair and Prof. Jörg Prinz report for novel technique to fight tumors and to treat autoimmune diseases

16-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Immunologists at LMU have come up with a new technique that can be used both to fight tumors and to treat autoimmune diseases. A new grant from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research will enable the … Read the full press release