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For more than a decade between 1956 and 1968, the building Seestraße 13, which now houses the Center for Advanced Studies of the LMU Munich, was the private residence of the philosopher Ernesto Grassi (1902-1991). After the Second World War, Grassi was among the most well known and influential professors of the university in Munich. In light of this fact, we have decided to hold an international conference to investigate Grassi's work in more detail and to examine his intellectual biography. more

Call for Proposals – Junior Researcher in Residence at CAS

Call for Proposals – Junior Researcher in Residence at CAS

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich (CAS) is offering research stays for the summer semester 2015 as a "Junior Researcher in Residence". The program is particularly aimed at academic staff members and scholarship recipients from the fields of humanities, cultural studies and social sciences at LMU Munich who, within their qualification level, seek a wider university and professional audience on the one hand, and who require optimal conditions for advancing or completing their research projects on the other hand. The status of a Junior Researcher in Residence includes a workspace in the Seestraße building and the use of the extensive resources of CAS. Application deadline is 15 September 2014.

Upon invitation from LMU scholars, visiting fellows from around the world will once again conduct research in Munich in the summer semester. CAS Junior Researcher in Residence Florian Steinberger will cooperate with Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen on epistemic norms. The Shakespeare specialists Erica Sheen and Tobias Döring will be focusing on the reception of the Renaissance poet in the 20th century. Stephen Holmes will be following an invitation from Karsten Fischer to work on the history and conception of the liberal democracy. Martha Merrow and Till Roenneberg will cooperate with the neurologist William Schwartz on the neurobiology of circadian timekeeping. Zaida Luthey-Schulten, a proven expert on molecular dynamics simulation, will conduct further research on this subject in cooperation with Hermann Gaub. more