Seminar Scientists and Ethics - Winter 14

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Term
Winter 14
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

Deadline for paper: March 31st 2015


Application

Email to huckle@in.tum.de (and TUMOnline)

Only 20 participants are possible.

Preliminary Meeting

Thursday, 16.10.2014 14:30 - 15:00 in room 02.07.023

Seminar Schedule

  • Mo 15.12. IGSSE Seminarraum
    • 14:00 Chaudhry, Star Wars
    • 14:45 Kumaraswamy, Fraud in Science
    • 15:30 --
  • Wed 21.1. IGSSE Seminarraum
    • 14:00 Javed, Language and Brain
    • 14:45 Hasan, Globalization
    • 15:30 Eder, A beautiful Mind, John Nash
    • 16:15 Zahra, Lise Meitner
    • 17:00 MD.M.Rahman, War and politics
  • Fr 23.1. MI 02.08.011
    • 14:00 Md Habibur Rahman, Patents in Science
    • 14:45 Karn, Alan Turing
    • 15:30 Bojic, Tesla
    • 16:15 Bojchevski, Robot Ethics
    • 17:00 Chung, Stanford Experiment
  • Sa 24.1. MI 02.09.014
    • 11:00 Müller, Surveillance
    • 11:45 Singh, Newton
    • 12:30 Lucaci, Proofs for God
    • 13:15 Hossain, Wikileaks
    • 14:00 Güven,Wearable Computing
    • 14:45 Nasir, Open Source

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
  • 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 Penalty
  • - War and politics
  • Nuclear power - yes or no
  • How to achieve outstanding research
  • - Tesla
  • - Newton

Regulations

  • talk: <= 45 min, ppt, pdf; has to be sent ca. 1 week in advance to me (Email orr personally)
  • Paper: ca. 15 pages, until ca. March 2015
  • Seminar will be held in blocks
  • 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