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This Winter Semester sees the CAS Research Group program entering its fourth year. Monika Betzler (philosophy) and Tobias Kretschmer (economics) will work with their international groups both digitally and in person in Munich. Monika Betzler's group will address transition processes in close relationships, paying particular attention to phenomena such as divorce and adolescence along with their implications in terms of moral philosophy. Tobias Kretschmer and his cooperation partners will conduct research into how digitization is transforming markets. The focus will lie especially on so-called online markets, such as amazon and google etc., and their increasing dominance. more

In this semester, four LMU postdocs will be working at CAS on their research projects. In this intensive writing phase, they are also able to establish networks with renowned colleagues and discuss their projects at the CAS lunch time colloquium. The sociologist Niklas Barth is investigating tact and sense of tact as a communication technique in professional terminal care. Democratic decisions and their social and political consequences are the focus of research conducted by the philosopher Rush Stewart on political epistemology. The psychologist Heinrich Liesefeld is investigating theories of visual attention and attempting to establish a unified model framework. The theater studies scholar Johanna Zorn is interested in artistic practices based on the paradoxical construction of a congruence between art and the world. more

CRISPR/Cas has revolutionized research – primarily in the fields of medicine and plant cultivation. With this molecular biological method, it is possible to make specific changes to DNA with little effort. This semester, LMU scholars from the new CAS Research Focus "CRISPR/Cas" will report on the consequences of this new technique for their daily research and the related fundamental changes in their entire research field. Also in preparation is the CAS Research Focus "Materiality – Museology – Knowledge" led by the ethnologist Philipp Schorch and the archaeologist Ruth Bielfeldt. The unique feature of this cooperation is the intensive exchange with several Munich museums, including "Pinakothek der Moderne", "Museum Fünf Kontinente" and "Biotopia". more