New Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) approved by DFG

A new Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) has been approved by DFG. The RTG will use geological and geodetic techniques to improve our understanding of mantle convection/lithosphere interaction as revealed by broad scale uplift and subsidence movement. The RTG with the name UPLIFT includes faculty from TUM and LMU with Prof Pail (TUM, Chair of Geodesy) as speaker and Prof Bunge (LMU, Chair of Geophysics) as co-speaker.


Application Deadline Extended

The senate of LMU, in its recent session, decided to extend the application deadline for the international master's programme in Geophysics to 20 August 2020.


Application window opened

We are now accepting applications for winter term 2020/2021 in our International Master's Programme in Geophysics


Congratulations to Dr Stuart Clark (University New South Wales) for receiving funding in resource exploration

Congratulations to Dr Stuart Clark who is the recipient of around Aus$440,000 of funding which will be used to build new software aimed at improving exploration both onshore and offshore Australia. The software will be known as Kinematica, a rapid resource exploration product. The ARC said it hoped the software could become "highly commercialised" and "transfer knowledge from European industry and universities to Australia." Under the industry collaboration, Dr Clark will work with two oil and gas companies, South Australia's Santos and Norway's Lundin, as well as the University of Sydney and LMU Munich to develop and create the software which will then be applied across frontier basins, including the Canning Basin.


Alice Gabriel wins ERC Starting Grant

Ten early-career researchers representing a wide range of disciplines have received Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) with LMU as host institution. Each of these grants is worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Submissions are evaluated solely on the basis of the applicant’s previous scientific record and the quality of the proposed project. Moreover, LMU offers the option of appointment to a Tenure-Track Professorship to successful grantees, which can be converted into a permanent faculty position, subject to a positive assessment of performance.