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100th Anniversary of MIM (Mar. 2023)

The Meteorological Institute in Munich celebrated its 100th anniversary with an academical afternoon in the Kleine Aula of the LMU main building on 30 March 2023.

The Vice President for Research Hans van Ess (LMU) opened the event. Hans Volkert (DLR) then presented the genealogy of the institute, from its creation to today. Thomas Birner (LMU) presented the long history of stratospheric and upper tropospheric research at the institute and Bernhard Mayer (LMU) introduced the audience to the research on solar radiation performed at the institute. Roger Smith (former LMU) closed the first part of the event by presenting his perspective as a leading scientist for more than 20 years at the institute. After a short break, Sarah Jones (DWD) held the guest lecture and highlighted the many scientific outputs achieved at the institute, in close collaboration with weather services such as DWD. Markus Rapp (DLR) presented the continuous and fruitful collaborations between DLR and the institute, and George Craig (LMU) finally emphasized the importance of teaching and the major role of students in the life of the institute, highlighting W2W as a unique structure to advance fundamental research on the predictability of weather. To close the afternoon, former students of the institute reported on their experience in the 70's and later, pointing to a very friendly and constructive atmosphere at the institute throughout the years.

A buffet finally took place in the Lichthof, allowing the 150 participants coming from all parts of Germany and from all life stages to get to know each other, to reconnect, and to exchange memories or updates about the institute.

This was a great party! Thank you to all the organizers, and to all the participants for making it so instructive, friendly and fun! 

group-500Participants of the celebration on 30 March 2023 in the main building of the LMU

Click here to download the program

Read a press release by the LMU here.