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Scientists and Ethics - Summer 16

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Term
Summer 16
Lecturer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Huckle; supervisor: Alfredo Parra
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
IN901002


Contents

Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

News

Preliminary meeting: Thursday 21.4.2016 12:30 - 13:00 in room MI 2.7.23

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

Application

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

Please do not forget to register in TUMOnline also for examination!

Only 20 participants are possible.

Preliminary Meeting

Thursday 28.1.2016 13:00 in room MI 3.13.10

Seminar Schedule

  • Friday 10.6. room 03.09.012
    • 14:00 Yilmaz D.: Alfred Nobel
    • 14:45 Monteri: Soziale Markwirtschaft - Capitalism - Communism
    • 15:30 Bammey: Gaston Bachelard
    • 16:15 Yilmaz S.: Tesla
  • Saturday 11.6. room 02.07.023
    • 11:00 Subburam: Stanford Experiment
    • 11:45 Sarafov: Industrial Espionage
    • 12:30 Tamoor: Genetics - omitted
    • 13:15 Casas: Milgram Experiment
  • Wednesday 15.6. room 00.08.055
    • 14:00 Heinze: Globalization
    • 14:45 Sachs: Existence of God
    • 15:30 Bathia: Doping (Sport)
    • 16:15 Shivguru: Open Source
  • Saturday 2.7. room 02.07.023
    • 11:00 Debsarkar: Alan Turing
    • 11:45 Kumar: Privacy
    • 12:30 Moustachir: Robot Ethics
    • 13:15 Khan: Animal Experiments
    • 14:00 Nedkov: Brain Doping

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

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 around September 2016
  • 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