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VIII EPS FORUM

Geneve September 29, 2018

Draft September 5th 2018

STRUCTURE

I. TOPICAL LECTURES [see EPS_Forum_2018_10.09.schedule]: Our place in the universe, physics for health, security and research in living matter, science, technology & human values

II. ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

III. CONCLUSIONS AND DRAFTING OF EPS STATEMENT

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AND EPS STATEMENT

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION to address questions such as e.g.

SCIENCE AS NON-ETHICALLY NEUTRAL ACTOR

  1. Science, technology and the burden of external (social) and internal (professional) responsibility: What does ethical responsibility mean?
  2. Physics for society in the horizon 2050 [Horizon2050.draft.pdf]: Is science, as a whole, not ethically neutral? 

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT: HUMAN BENEFITS AND VULNERABILITY

  1. Human benefits and vulnerability: Would technology begin to break the laws of natural selection substituting them with the laws of intelligent design?
  2. Complexity and emergent phenomena, where physics meets Life Sciences: research at the atomic and at the large integrative level and Big Data methods.

OPEN COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL CITIZENS

  1. Should people dedicated to science develop something like a Hippocratic Oath with the promise of using Science solely for the benefit of mankind?
  2. Role of science and new technologies in spreading of information and misinformation.

RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  1. Research, education and sustainable development: What is the role of science to promote a fairer development.
  2. Should ethics education be included in university physics curricula?

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