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Scientists and Ethics - Summer 17

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Term
Summer 17
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

Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

Modul description in TUMOnline

News

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

Application

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

Only 10 participants are possible.

The seminar will take place friday 30.6. and Saturday 1.7. 2pm-6pm

Preliminary Meeting

Wednesday, 26.04.17 in room 02.07.023, 17:00-17:30


Seminar Schedule

  • Friday 30.6. 14:00-18:00: Room 01.07.023
    • 14:00: Raith (Oppenheimer)
    • 14:45: Rakhmetullina (Language and Brain)
    • 15:30: Quek (Milgram)
    • 16:15: Todorovska (Women in CS)
    • 17:00 Fischer (Big Data)
  • Saturday 1.7., 14:00-18:00: Room 01.07.023
    • 14:00 Reuschel (Gen)
    • 14:45: Spyros (Stanford)
    • 15:30: Tamoor (I and free will)
    • 16:15: Wabha (W.v.Braun)
    • 17:00: Mohanta (Doping-Sport)
    • 17:45: Lisitsyna (Animal Experiments)

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
  • - Big Data and Politcs
  • 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

Regulations

  • talk: <= 45 min, ppt, pdf; has to be sent ca. 1 week in advance to me (Email or personally)
  • For each session we will possibly announce a student chair
  • Paper: ca. 8 pages, until ca. end of August 2017
  • Seminar will be held in blocks in June/July
  • 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