Scientists and Ethics - Summer 14

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Term
Sommer 14
Lecturer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Huckle
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
IN901002


Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

Modul description in TUMOnline

News

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

Preliminary Meeting Thursday 10.04. 12:30-13:00 room 02.07.023

Application

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

Only 20 participants are possible.

The seminar is full.

Preliminary Meeting

Thursday 10.04. 12:30-13:00 room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

  • Tu 3.6. 14:00-19:00 room 1.13.7
    • 14:00 Bekmukhametov - Genetic research
    • 14:45 Copur - Medical research and Nazis
    • 15:30 Bakuradze - W. Heisenberg
    • 16:15 Vasudhara - War and Politics
    • 17:00 Lohaj B - John Nash, a beautiful mind
  • Fr 6.6. 14:00-19:00 room 2.13.10
    • 14:00 Tang - Industriual Espionage
    • 14:45 Angel - DNA research
    • 15:30 Bhomwick - women in Computer Science
    • 16:15 Sinani - John Nash, a beautiful mind
    • 17:00 Mahmuti - Mathematics of Voting
  • Sa 7.6. 11:00-15:00 room 1.7.23
    • 11:00 Chowdhury - Freedom of the internet
    • 11:45 Mahmuzic - Alan Turing
    • 12:30 Gyllingberg - Mathmetical Modelling
    • 13:30 Xhymshiti - Globalization
    • 14:15 Mostajabodaveh - John v. Neumann
    • 15:00 Jagdish - Science and religion
  • Mi 18.6. 14:00-19:00 room 3.13.10
    • 14:00 Ravindra - Animal experiments
    • 14:45 Hasany - Robot ethics
    • 15:30 Lohaj A - Advertisements and commercials
    • 16:15 Rahmani - Albert Einstein
    • 17:00 Halasz - Language and brain
  • Sa 5.7. 11:00-15:00 room 2.7.23
    • 11:00 Swami - Existence of god, proofs
    • 11:45 Lerzer - Richard Feynman
    • 12:30 Ruan Xin - Fraud
    • 13:30 Mukherjee - Patents in science
    • 14:15 Chakraborty - Surveillance
    • 15:00 Cui - Nuclear power plants

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)
  • Doping (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
  • Language and brain
  • - 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
  • - Robot ethics
  • Death Penalty
  • War and politics
  • - 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 September, 15th 2014
  • Seminar will be held in blocks
  • Fixing the schedule at a meeting at the beginning of the sommer term
  • Literature and advice per email or personally
  • Each student has to participate at ca. 9 talks.
  • Possible debriefing in my office