Upon invitation from LMU scholars, guest academics from around the world will once again be in Munich during the winter semester to conduct research. The art historian Henry Keazor, who has been invited by Christopher Balme, has recently published a history of art forgery. His lecture on "Six Degrees of Separation" is part of the conference "Forging, Faking, Counterfeiting". Nivedita Menon, Professor of Political Thought at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, will be at CAS upon invitation from Stephan Lessenich. Being involved in the upcoming CAS research focus "Global Capitalism", she will be a speaker at the CAS lecture series. Martin Mai, Professor for Earth Sciences and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is one of the worldwide leading geoscientists for the physics of earthquakes. He will give a talk about " Earthquake Physics from Large to Small (and Back)" and cooperate with Heiner Igel. Senior Researcher in Residence Christine Haug has invited Helga Maria Meise, who is Professor of Modern German Literature and Intellectual History at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). Together they will work on distribution of erotic literature in the 18th century.