Scientists and Ethics - Summer 12

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Term
Summer 12
Lecturer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Huckle
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
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Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

News

Deadline Paper: 30.9.2012

The seminar will take place: Friday 6.7. 2pm, Saturday 7.7. 11am, Friday 13.7. 2pm, Saturday 14.7. 11am.

As introduction there will be a talk on May 2nd, 12pm, room 02.07.023, of the holocaust surviver Bernard Marks, recounting the time he spent in the Ghetto and various Camps. Lateron, Bernard Marks emigrated to USA, and worked for oil and aerospace companies. See the story in the SZ: Auschwitz ist nicht nur ein Name or Liberation of Kaufering IV sub-camp.

Application

Email to huckle@in.tum.de

Preliminary Meeting

April, 26th.

Seminar Schedule

Friday 6.7. room 02.13.010

  • 14:00 Death penalty
  • 14:45 Voting
  • 15:30 Existence of god
  • 16:15 Surveillance
  • 17:00 IG Farben Trust

Saturday 7.7. room IGSSE building Boltzmannstr. 17 EG 003 map: colorful building F

  • 11:00 Limitations of science
  • 11:45 Ten ways to loose an audience
  • 12:30 A. Turing
  • 13:15 Nuclear power plants
  • 14:00 Ch. Darwin

Friday 13.7. room 02.09.023

  • 14:00 J.v.Neumann
  • 14:45 Industrial espionage
  • 15:30 "I" and "Free will"
  • 16:15 Stanford prison experiment
  • 17:00 Capitalism/Communism

Saturday 14.7. room IGSSE building Boltzmannstr. 17 EG 003 map: colorful building F

  • 11:00 Wikileaks
  • 11:45 Psychiatry
  • 12:30 Open source philisophy
  • 13:15 K. Zuse
  • 14:00 Globalisation

Topics

  • Albert Einstein
  • Bertrand Russell (Mathematics)
  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Fritz Haber (Chemistry)
  • - John von Neumann
  • Max Planck
  • Genetic research, Cloning, Stem cells
  • Animal Experiments
  • Medizine during the nazi era - Euthanasia,..
  • Wernher von Braun
  • Nils Bohr (Physics)
  • Edward Teller (Physik)
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer (Physics)
  • Andrej Sacharow (Physics)
  • "Deutsche Mathematik"
  • "Deutsche Physik"
  • Fraud in science
  • Error in Science
  • Epistemology - Limits of Science (Skeptizismus,Kant, Popper,..)
  • Star Wars, SDI, MD: Missile defense
  • Kurt Goedel
  • Lise Meitner
  • Bella Abramova Subbotovskaya: Jewish People's Univ.
  • - Freedom of the internet
  • - Open Source - Philosophy
  • - Surveillance
  • Privacy
  • Alfred Nobel
  • Doping (Sport/brain)
  • Watson, Crick and the decypherment of the DNA
  • Creationismus and Intelligent Design
  • Women in Computer Science
  • John Nash - A beautiful Mind
  • - Alan Turing
  • Konrad Lorenz
  • Fermat Conjecture and Andrew Wiles
  • Curta - Hand calculator for Hitler
  • Science and Ethics in literature
  • Science and Politics
  • Political Science - Legitimization of governments,...
  • Mathematics of voting systems
  • Paradoxa in Mathematics, Arts, Psychology
  • Richard Feynman
  • Advertisements/Commercials/Psychology: Secret Seducers
  • Science and Religion
  • Science and Patents
  • - Milgram-Experiment
  • - Stanford-Experiment
  • - Ten ways to lose an audience, "good lecturing"
  • - The story of the "IG-Farben" - Trusts and nazis
  • - Industrial espionage
  • - "I" and "Free Will" - a myth?
  • - Arguments for the existence of god?
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • - The history of psychiatry
  • Historical criticism in biblical studies
  • Georg Cantor
  • Linus Pauling
  • Food chemistry/psychology
  • - Konrad Zuse
  • Science in the GULAG (Solschenizyn)
  • Globalisation
  • - Capitalism - "Soziale Marktwirtschaft" - Communism
  • Wikileaks
  • Humboldt and the Bologna Process
  • Roboter ethics
  • - Death Penalty
  • - Nuclear power - yes or no
  • How to achieve outstanding research

Regulations

  • talk: <= 45 min, ppt, pdf; has to be sent ca. 1 week inadvance to me (Email orr personally)
  • Paper: ca. 15 pages, until ca. September 2012
  • Seminar will be held blockwise
  • Fixing the schedule at a meeting at the beginning of the summer term
  • Literature and advice per email or personally
  • Each student has to participate at ca. 9 talks.
  • Possible debriefing in my office