Seminar Scientists and Ethics - Winter 11

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Term
Winter 11
Lecturer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Huckle
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
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Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

News

Deadline for paper: March, 31st

Preliminary schedule:

  • Thursday 26.1. 14.00, room IGSSE:
    • 14:00: Government and science
    • 14:45: "I" and "Free will"
    • 15:30: Richard Feynman
    • 16:15: Wikileaks
    • 17:00:
  • Friday 27.1. 14:00, room IGSSE:
    • 14:00: Georg Cantor
    • 14:45: A beautiful mind, John Nash
    • 15:30: Globalization
    • 16:15: Freedom of the internet
    • 17:00: Open source
Fraud in Science: cancelled
  • Saturday 28.1. 11:00, room 00.12.19 faculty room (or room IGSSE):
    • 11:00: Emmy Noether
    • 11:45: Animal experiments
    • 12:30: DNA: Watson and Crick
    • 13:15: Privacy and WWW
    • 14:00: Women in Computer Science
    • 14:45: Gottesbeweise

Room IGSSE is the seminar room in the foyer of the IGSSE building: address and map

Application

The seminar is fully booked. If nevertheless someone wants to participate he should come to my office.

Email to huckle@in.tum.de

Preliminary Meeting

Thursday 20.10. 14:30 in room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

See above.

Topics

  • 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
  • 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
  • Kapitalis - "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. march 2012
  • Seminar will be held blockwise
  • Fixing the schedule at a meeting at the beginning of the winter term
  • Literature and advice per email or personally
  • Each student has to participate at ca. 9 talks.
  • Possible debriefing in my office