Scientists and Ethics - Summer 15

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Term
Summer 15
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: Wednesday, 15.4.2015, 12:00-12:30 in room 02.07.023


Application

The seminar is full.

Registration in TUMOnline and email to huckle@in.tum.de

Only 20 participants are possible.

Preliminary Meeting

Wednesday, 21.1.2015, 13:00-13:30 in room 02.09.023

Seminar Schedule

  • Sa 13.6. 11-15, room 1.7.23:
    • 11:00: Ros, Open Software
    • 11:45: Bortsova, Women
    • 12:30: Saquib,Turing
    • 13:15: Al Ani, Robotics
    • 14:00: Zakaria, Milgram Experiment
  • Th 18.6. cancelled
  • Fr 19.6. 14-18, room 3.8.11:
    • 14:00: Yaseen, Nash
    • 14:45: Khanom, Globalization
    • 15:30: Ma Lan, Industrial Espionage
    • 16:15: Amr, Commercials
    • 17:30: Chandrasekhara, Bohr
  • Sa 27.6. 11-15, room 1.7.23:
    • 11:00: Amadasun, Einstein
    • 11:45: Rabbi, Death Penalty
    • 12:30: Hanumanthappa, Good Lecturing
    • 13:15: Khattap, Tesla
    • 14:30: Gupta, Newton
    • 15:15: Najeebullah, Privacy
  • Fr 3.7. 14-18, room 3.8.11:
    • 14:00: Linhao, Wikileaks
    • 14:45: Klimenko, J.v.Neumann
    • 15:30: Song, Nuclear Power
    • 16:15: Kushawa, War and Politics
    • 17:00: Sengupta, Feynman
    • 17:45: Karimi, Outstanding Research
  • Fr 10.7. cancelled

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 by algorithm"
  • - Death Penalty
  • - War and politics
  • - Nuclear power - yes or no
  • - How to achieve outstanding research
  • - Tesla
  • - Newton
  • digital dementia

Regulations

  • talk: <= 45 min, ppt, pdf; has to be sent ca. 1 week in advance to me (Email orr personally)
  • For each session we will announce a student chair
  • Paper: ca. 8 pages, until ca. September 2015
  • 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