Snippets of the Network

New research projects and Elite Programs, experiences from seminars and semesters abroad, reports from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and interdisciplinary events – our members write about their lives and the work they love.

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Jan 2024
MWP network opens doors - interview with Nora Kory
MWP alum­na Nora Kory stud­ied bio­chem­istry at LMU Mu­nich and spent nine months at the Whitehead Insti­tute for Bio­medi­cal Re­search/Massachu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nolo­gy (MIT) for her mas­ter's thesis. To­day, the 38-ye­ar-old heads her own inde­pen­dent re­search group at the Har­vard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and en­courages young re­searchers to try new things and be cou­ra­geous.
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A woman with long, brown hair sits at her desk and smiles at the camera.
20
Jan 2024
MWP New Year's Reception 2024
Almost 300 guests came to Munich for the traditional New Year's Reception of the Max Weber Program (MWP) to celebrate together in the Great Hall of LMU Munich. The keynote speech on the topic of "Renunciation" was the kick-off for the new MWP theme for the year.
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The auditorium of LMU Munich with a long alley and many chairs
08
Jan 2024
Successful international research
With the be­gin­ning of the new year, stu­dents of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Bio­logi­cal Phys­ics” are once more set­ting out for their in-ter­na­tional re­search mod­ule with part­ners at, e.g., UC Irvine and UC Merced.
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A young man is standing behind a lectern speaking in front of a screen. His acknowledgement slide is seen in the background.
01
Dec 2023
Ethics of Textual Cultures: Podcast “Five to Twelve”
As part of our pod­cast “Five to Twelve” we con­duct criti­cal dis­cussions on cur­rent top­ics. On 1 De­cem­ber 2023 we met with Dr. Se­bas­tian Ku­bon to talk about the back­ground and con­se­quences of the cur­rent em­ploy­ment prac­tice in sci­ence and #Ich­Bin­Han­na.
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Collage of former podcast-guests with the logo „Five to twelve“
25
Nov 2023
Methods in Neuroscience
Students of the Elite Graduate Program "Translational Neuroscience" gain insights into neuroscientific methods and current research projects at the clinic and the JMU.
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ThY1-YFP-Expression in 10 % der untersuchten Neuronen wird mit der Postsynapse der untersuchten Neuronen kobiniert dargestellt. Grundlage ist eine konfokal-mikroskopische Aufnahme.
25
Nov 2023
News from Neuroscience
At the con­fer­ence "Transla­tional Neu­rosci­ence Au­tumn School 2023", sen­ior ex­perts and young re­searchers from vari­ous fields of neu­rosci­ence pre­sent­ed their latest re­search re­sults.
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The organization team of the Autumn school stands in the hall of the meeting venue right beside the banner of the master program Translational Neuroscience.
24
Nov 2023
Annual Celebration Software Engineering
On 24 No­vem­ber 2023 the annu­al cele­bra­tion of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Software Engi­neer­ing” took place. On this occa­sion 100 at­tend­ants wel­comed the 18th cohort of stu­dents and bid fare­well to the 16th co­hort.
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People eating at bar tables in a big foyer
16
Nov 2023
Guest lecture on autonomous regional trains
On 16 No­vem­ber 2023 Dr. Cor­nel Klein (Sie­mens AG) gave a talk in the spe­cial lec­ture series of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Software Engi­neer­ing”. The topic of the talk were the chal­lenges of the de­velopment of an au­tono­mous re­gional train.
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[Translate to English:] Prof. Knapp begrüßt den Gastdozenten Dr. Cornel Klein.
11
Nov 2023
Get Together of our new members 2023
The Get To­gether on 11 No­vem­ber 2023 in the Au­dimax of the TU Mu­nich of­fered new mem­bers the op­por­tunity to get to know the Elite Net­work and each other.
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Scholarship holders at the Foyer of the Audimax
26
Oct 2023
Welcoming Meeting with L. Sasha Gora and the Off the Menu Junior Research Group
In Octo­ber 2023 the IDK "Um(Welt)Denken" was happy to wel­come the Junior Re­search Group “Off The Menu” fol­low­ing a talk by PhD L. Sasha Gora on the Culi­nary Envi­ron­men­tal Hu­mani­ties
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A group of 13 doctoral students from the IDK and the Research Group are standing next to a building. Some of the doctoral students are looking at each other, others are looking at the camera.
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