Scientists and Ethics - Summer 13

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Term
Summer 13
Lecturer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Huckle
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
tba


Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

News

The seminar will take place in blocks on a few days in June/July

Application

TUMOnline (and Email to huckle@in.tum.de)

Only 20 participants are possible.

Preliminary Meeting

Thursday, 18.4. 13:30-14:00 in room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

  • Fr. 14.6.: (02.08.020) 14:00-17:00
    • 14:00 (Creatonism),
    • 14:45 (Heisenberg),
    • 15:30 (Globalization),
    • 16:15 (John Nash).
  • Sa. 15.6.: (02.08.020)
    • 10:00 (Science and religion),
    • 10:45 (Psychatry),
    • 11:30
    • 12:15 (J.v.Neumann),
    • 13:00 (State and science),
    • 13:45 (Doping).
  • Mo, 24.6.: (02.09.023)
    • 14:00 (Milgram experiment),
    • 14:45 (Voting),
    • 15:30 (Privacy),
    • 16:15 (Animal experiments),
    • 17:00 (Robot ethics).
  • Tu, 25.6.: (02.09.023) 14:00-16:00
    • 14:00 (Women in CS),
    • 14:45 (ten ways to loose an audience).
    • 15:30 (Einstein).

Topics

Already chosen topics that are no more available are marked with -

  • - 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 2013
  • Seminar will be held in blocks
  • 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