Invited by LMU scholars, guest academics from around the world will once again be in Munich during the summer semester to conduct research in cooperation with their host professors. Georgia Zellou (UC Davis), Lucie Ménard (Quebec) and Khalil Iskarous (USC) will be at CAS upon invitation from Jonathan Harrington in the context of the CAS research focus "Language. Birth and Decay". The literary scholars Rüdiger Görner (Queen Mary University of London), Helmut Kiesel (University of Heidelberg) and Ulrike Zitzelsperger (University of Exeter) will cooperate with CAS Senior Researcher Oliver Jahraus and his team and work on leading categories of the Media Culture in the Weimar Republic. Walid Saleh, Professor at the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto will be at CAS upon invitation of Ronny Vollandt, with whom he will explore the relationship between the bible and ancient Islamic texts. Nori Nakata from the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences has been invited by CAS Young Center member Celine Hadziioannou. Valeriy Shcherbakov (Moscow) will work with Simon Hooker on intriguing aspects of the earth's magnetism.