The «Platform Chemistry» organises lecture tours on the wide-ranging topic of ethics in chemistry. Internationally renowned speakers are invited to give a series of lectures at Swiss universities and federal institutes of technology.
The chosen format is a short lecture with a long discussion to encourage active participation of the audience. The lectures are open to all educational levels of chemists, from students to senior professors.
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Kovac
What is an Ethical Chemist?
|Almost all decisions made by chemists, and all other scientists, in their professional lives have an ethical dimension. In both the practice of chemistry and the education of students it is essential that chemists understand the moral complexity of real-world situations, apply the relevant moral standards, and have the moral courage to make difficult choices, or the foundation of trust essential to the scientific enterprise will erode. In this presentation I will develop the fundamental concepts of scientific ethics and show how they apply to both the practice of chemistry and the relationship between chemistry and society. I will consider both day-to-day ethical problems such as authorship and the treatment of data and larger questions such as the choice of research problems and the social responsibility of scientists.|
|27.10. 16:00||Uni Zürich||Y03 G 91||Karl Gademann|
|28.10. 14:15||Uni Genève||Lecture theatre P.F. Tingry,
A150, Sciences II
|31.10. 16:00||EPFL||BCH 2103||Vassily Hatzimanikatis|
|2.11. 14:00||ETHZ||HCI G7 (Hönggerberg)||Christophe Copéret|
|3.11. 17:15||Uni Fribourg||Grand Auditoire||Fabio Zobi|
|4.11. 10:45||Uni Basel||kl. Hörsaal OC||Oliver Wenger|
The «Platform Chemistry» would like to thank the local hosts for their support and commitment.