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Seminar Scientists and Ethics - Winter 12

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Term
Winter 12
Lecturer
Atanas Atanasov, Kaveh Rahnema
Time and Place
tba
Audience
Informatik (Bachelor, Master)
Tutorials
-
Exam
-
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
2 SWS / 4 Credits
TUMonline
https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/lv.detail?clvnr=950070163


Contents

Contents

Überfachliche Grundlagen! Soft Skills!

Modul

News

Deadline for paper: 01.03.2012

First session: November, 30th 2012 - 2pm

Application

Email to atanasoa@in.tum.de

Preliminary Meeting

Tuesday, 3th. of Juli. 16:30 - 17:00, room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

Fr 30.11.2012

Location : EG.003 (003, IGSSE-Seminarraum/Foyer), Boltzmannstr. 17(5530), Erdgeschoß

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 14:00 - 14:45
2 14:45 - 15:30 Robot ethics
3 15:30 - 16:15 Mathematics of voting systems
4 16:30 - 17:15 Open Source Philosophy
5

Fr 07.12.2012

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 14:00 - 14:45 Star Wars, SDI, MD: Missile defense
2 14:45 - 15:30 Women in Computer Science
3 15:30 - 16:30 Albert Einstein
4 16:30 - 17:15
5 17:15 - 18:00 Alan Turing

Sat 08.12.2012

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 10:00 - 10:45 Industrial espionage
2 10:45 - 11:30 Nuclear Power yes or no
3 11:30 - 12:15 Ten ways to lose an audience, "good lecturing"
4 13:15 - 14:00 John von Neumann
5 14:00 - 14:45 Science and Patents

Fr 21.12.2012

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 14:00 - 14:45 Surveillance
2 14:45 - 15:30 Science and Religion
3 15:30 - 16:15 Nils Bohr
4 16:30 - 17:15 Arguments for the existence of god?
5 17:15 - 18:00 Genetic research, Cloning, Stem cells

Fr 11.01.2013

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 14:00 - 14:45 tbd tbd
2 14:45 - 15:30 tbd tbd
3 15:30 - 16:15 tbd tbd
4 16:30 - 17:15 tbd tbd
5 17:15 - 18:00 tbd tbd


Sat 12.01.2013

Nr. Time Topic Presenter
1 10:00 - 10:45 tbd tbd
2 10:45 - 11:30 tbd tbd
3 11:30 - 12:15 tbd tbd
4 13:15 - 14:00 tbd tbd
5 14:00 - 14:45 tbd tbd

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

  • The seminar counts as soft skills
  • 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 2013
  • 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 all appointments. Only one absence is permitted. By more then one absences the seminar will be graded with 5.0
  • Possible debriefing in my office