Nanotechnologies and their impact on society, environment and economy.
Scope: Without nanotechnologies, our world would be very different form the one we know, as they have enabled breakthroughs in various technology fields that touch our lives, including IT, transportation and construction, as well as the medical and agricultural sectors.
How have nanotechnologies impacted the way we live, work and interact? In which way have they influenced our society and economics, changed our perception of life, and affected the way we think? Will they bring about a better world? Are there immanent threats? What are their implications for the future regarding safety, environmental or even moral issues?
Our seminar series will address these and other questions by giving a stage to interdisciplinary experts from both natural sciences and the humanities.
NEXT NanoMat-ITAS SEMINAR is yet to be determined
Past NanoMat-ITAS Seminars:
- October 15th, 2018 at ITAS: Prof. Wolfgang Ertel -"Artificial Intelligence - recent scientific progress and its impact on the society"
- June 18th, 2018 at ITAS: Dr. Bernard Baertschi - "Natural or artificial: does it matter morally?"
- March, 22nd, 2017 at NanoMat, INT: Prof. Alfred Nordmann - "Enhancing material nature: From dead matter to smart materials, from mental to computer models"
- November, 21st, 2016 at ITAS: Prof. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent - “The Moral Economy of Bionanotechnology”