Topics in Science and Technology

Tanja Traxler
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04480

Description

In this seminar we will address some of the very big questions in science and technology. The topics discussed will range from the foundations of space and time, the nature of reality, the possibility of free will, the origins and the future of life on earth, to solutions in the age of climate crisis and current advances in quantum technologies and artificial intelligence.

While science has provided diverse paths for tackling big questions, the technologies that are developed for this purpuse are never neutral: e.g. how, why, and when energy is being produced has major ecological, political, and economical consequences.

In this seminar, the science behind different means and limits of knowledge production will be explored by tackling the frontiers of our current scientific understanding as well as technological limits.

Dates

02 March 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room (preliminary discussion)
09 March 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
16 March 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
23 March 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
30 March 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
27 April 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
04 May 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
11 May 2023, 09:00–11:00 CDS Lecture Room
01 June 2023, 09:00–13:00 CDS Lecture Room
26 June 2023, 13:30–15:30 Excursion to Atominstitut

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2023, 00:00 to 30 April 2023, 23:55
Via online registration

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible