Seminar Scientists and Ethics - Winter 15

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Term
Winter 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 December and January

Application

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

Only 20 participants are possible.

Preliminary Meeting

8. July 2015 14:00 - 14:30 in room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

  • Sat, 19th of December 2015, room 02.09.014
    • Gbakinro, Robot Ethics, 11:00 - 11:45
    • Khajehmoogahi, Open Source, 11:45 - 12:30
    • Maier, Free Will, 12:30 - 13:15
    • Rosa, Nobel, 13:15 - 14:00
    • Pranav, Nuclear Power, 14:00 - 14:45
  • Sat, 16th of January 2016, room 02.09.014
    • Aslam, Nash, 11:00 - 11:45
    • Gonzales, Soziale Marktwirtschaft, 11:45 - 12:30
    • Mishra, Einstein, 12:30 - 13:15
    • Moratilla, Genetics, 13:15 - 14:00
    • Karthikeya, Psychology, 14:00 - 14:45
  • Mon, 18th of January 2016, room 01.09.014
    • Agrawal, Oppenheimer, 15:00 - 15:45
    • Eraisha, Women, 15:45 - 16:30
    • Ibrahim, Advertisement, 16:30 - 17:15
    • Mirdita, DNA, 17:15 - 18:00
    • Latifa, Tesla, 18:00 - 18:45
  • Sat, 30th of January 2016, room 02.09.014
    • Alkhayat, Turing, 11:00 - 11:45
    • Siddiqui, Privacy,11:45 - 12:30
    • Shankar, War & Politics,12:30 - 13:15
    • Varshney, Milgram, 13:15 - 14:00

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, Religion vs. Science
  • - 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. March 2016
  • Seminar will be held in blocks end of January
  • 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