"TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus"

Our next lecture

Friday, February 24, 2023, 3:00 p.m., Faraday Lecture Hall

PD Dr. Friedrich MeierUhlstädt-Kirchhasel

Illness(es) and Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Much too young, at the age of 35, died the musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of whom Goethe said: "An apparition like Mozart always remains a miracle that cannot be explained."

It is precisely this mystery and the unexplained circumstances of his early death that have led to a great deal of speculation and legend. Numerous theories and hypotheses put forward on this subject are as varied as they are partly absurd. For example, the legend that a strangely dressed "gray messenger" ordered a funeral mass, but also the circumstances of the funeral, have contributed not insignificantly to the myths surrounding Mozart's death.

The lecture draws on secured data not so much the gifted artist, but the man with his habits, his environment and his "medical peculiarities". On the basis of available medical facts, it illuminates and evaluates possible causes of death and recent research findings. Even today, the mortal remains of W.A. Mozart continue to puzzle us.

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Pre-registration for participation in the events is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail at buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by phone at 03677 69-4675.

Spring semester 2023

The program for the Spring 2023 semester can be found here:

>Spring Semester 2023 Program<.

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de.

Preview of the fall semester 2023

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg Schmidt Technical Center of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, each Friday at 3:00 p.m. (see General Information - Map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2023:

08.09. / 15.09. / 22.09. / 29.09. / 06.10. / 13.10. / 20.10. / 27.10. / 03.11. / 10.11. / 17.11. / 24.11. / 01.12. / 08.12.2023


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, today's TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is the Ilmenau University of Technology in cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V..