Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Zentrum

Past Events

Symmetrics in Physics Tagung
19 November 2022, Oxford

Prof. Klaus Mainzer (TU München) wird am 19. November 2022, als Teil der Symmetrics in Physics Tagung in Oxford, einen Vortrag zum Thema "The Emergence of Symmetries in Classical Physics" halten. Teilnahme an der Tagung ist sowie in Person als auch via Online Livestream möglich.

Erfahre mehr 

Social Sciences and Computer Science: A Dialogue Around Data and Tools
3-4 November 2022, CFvW Center

Date: Thursday November 3rd, Friday November 4th

Venue: Hörsaal (2nd floor), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center, Doblerstr.33 Tübingen

Join via Zoom:

Organizer: Maël Pégny, for the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center

From the digitalization of pre-existing archives to digitally native material, and going through new software tools to collect and process data, social sciences have been transformed by the digitalization of information. On the other hand, some recent evolutions have brought to computer scientists’ attention questions that used to be typical of social sciences. For instance, recent interrogations on algorithmic fairness, especially in Machine Learning, have underlined the importance of social biases in data, and the possibility to reproduce those bias, and the power imbalances that go with them, via uncritical application of learning techniques.

The aim of this international event is to gather computer and social scientists in order to build up a common language to talk about digital data and its processing, how it changes the practice of social sciences, and how social sciences may contribute to change computer practices.


Öffentliches Symposium "Werner Heisenberg und die Zukunft der Quantenphysik"
28 October 2022, Literaturhaus München

Anlässlich ihres 10-jährigen Bestehens lädt die Heisenberg-Gesellschaft zum öffentlichen Symposium ein. Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer wird Teil der Podiumsdiskussion "(Un)Vorstellbare Quantenwelt?" sein. Die Veranstaltung findet am Freitag, den 28. Oktober 2022 von 10-16:30 Uhr statt. Der Eintritt ist frei, Anmeldung erwünscht.


Erfahre mehr  

Postdoc Days, Workshop "Reflect on Your Science"
29 September 2022, Uni Tübingen

Postdoc Days

Am 28. und 29. September finden die Postdoc Days für Postdocs, Nachwuchsgruppenleiter:innen und Juniorprofessor:innen der Universität Tübingen statt. Es werden sowohl Präsenveranstaltungen als auch Online-Workshops angeboten.
Auch Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kahle und Dr. Thomas Piecha bieten am 29. September um 15 Uhr einen Online-Workshop (zugänglich via Zoom) zum Thema "Reflect on Your Science" an.

Where AI Ethics Should Go
30 June - 1 July, CFvW Center, Tübingen

Date: June 30 - July 1 2022
Place: Hörsaal, Doblerstr. 33, Tübingen

The von Weizsäcker Zentrum and the Archives Henri Poincaré and LORIA (University of Lorraine at  Nancy) are organizing an interdisciplinary event.
The  premise of the event is that the subfield of AI ethics has experienced an explosive expansion in the last couple years, and it is time to take a breather from this frantic rate of expansion to think about the consolidation of the subfield and the directions it should take.


The event will take place in hybrid mode
Zoom link

Passcode: 863312


Program Schedule:

Thursday, June 30th 2022

Welcome and Introduction by Organizers

Introduction by Guest Speaker: Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft)

Context Sensitivity as a Reason for the Virtue Ethics Approach to AI | Abstract
(Vlasta Sikimic, Tübingen, ML Cluster)

Towards Processual AI Ethics | Abstract
(Louis Devillaine, Uni. Grenoble Alpes & Eric Pardoux, ENS Lyon)

11:05-11:30: Break

Is the Future of AI Ethics Interdisciplinary? | Abstract
(Marc Anderson, INRIA, Nancy)

Lunch Break

What Do We Teach When We Teach Embedded Ethics? | Abstract
(Emanuele Ratti, JKU Linz & Avigail Ferdman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)

Discussion on the AI Ethics Summer School, Introduced and chaired by Anna C. Zielinska and Cyrille Imbert (Archives Henri Poincaré, Nancy)


Friday, July 1st

09:00-09:50: Philosophy and Law: Complementary Discipline for the Consolidation of AI Ethics | Abstract
(Giada Pistilli, Sorbonne University, CNRS & Imane Bello, Barreau de Paris)

09:50-10:40: AI Ethics Training in Education: The Specific Contribution and Relevance of an Approach Inspired by a Pragmatic Interpretation of the Ethical Competence | Abstract
(Frédérick Bruneault, Collége André-Laurendreau, UQAM)

10:40-11:00: Break

11:10-12:00: Operationalizing AI Ethics - 4 Current Challenges | Abstract
(Wulf Loh, Tübingen IZEW)

12:00-12:50: A New Direction for AI Ethics: Computing Ethics Itself | Abstract
(Lukas Meier, Cambridge, Churchill College)

Lunch Break

14:15-15:30: Final Round Table Discussion


Panel Discussion: Digital (R)evolution and Science
24 June 22, Landestheater Tübingen

Panel Discussion: Digital (R)evolution and Science

Friday, June 24th, 10pm, Landestheater Tübingen (LTT)

Inspired by the play (r)evolution about artificial intelligence and alienation, researchers from the Weizsäcker Center and the Machine learning cluster of the University of Tübingen are organizing a discussion panel with members of the theatre. The goal is to discuss the implications of AI from the perspective of philosophy and society.

Learn more 

Drittes Philosophiefestival in den Allgäuer Alpen Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal »im Tal und auf der Höh’« "Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) aus Sicht der Philosophie - Chancen und Herausforderungen"
22-26 June 2022

Drittes Philosophiefestival in den Allgäuer Alpen Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal »im Tal und auf der Höh’«
"Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) aus Sicht der Philosophie - Chancen und Herausforderungen"

June 22nd - June 26th

Learn more  

International Workshop: Proof and Computation
May 30-June 2, Schlehdorf Monastery

International Workshop and Symposium: Proof and Computation 2022
30 May - 2 June 2022, Schlehdorf monastery (Kloster Schlehdorf)
An international meeting will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2022 at Cohaus Schlehdorf in Bavaria. The aim of this meeting is to bring together eminent scholars and young researchers active in the foundations of mathematics and computer science. There will be ample opportunity to form ad-hoc groups working on specific projects, but also to discuss in more general terms the vision of extracting computational information from proofs. The participants' expertise will include ordinal analysis, predicative foundations, constructive mathematics, type theory, computation in higher types, proof mining and program extraction from proof.

Jülich-Aachen Neuromorphic Computing Day, May 25, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jülich-Aachen Neuromorphic Computing Day
May 25th, 2022 at Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Future Cluster NeuroSys invites you to the Jülich-Aachen Neuromorphic Computing Day, which will take place on May 25th 2022 in the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The event starts at 8:30 am (CEST). Cohosted by NEUROTEC and NeuroSys, this event will feature various key speakers (see flyer), among them Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer, a panel discussion and industry booths.

Learn more 

Conference: "Was war Künstliche Intelligenz? Konturen eines Forschungsfeldes 1975-2000 in Deutschland"
13-14 May, Berlin

Conference: "Was war Künstliche Intelligenz? Konturen eines Forschungsfeldes 1975-2000 in Deutschland"

May 13th -15th, Humboldt University of Berlin and online

On May 13th at 3pm (CEST) Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer will be giving a talk on "Grenzen der Künstlichen Intelligenz – theoretisch und praktisch" at the conference "Was war Künstliche Intelligenz?"
The Humboldt University of Berlin is offering a livestream for the event.

Explore the conference program  

Workshop: Risk, Responsibility, and Making Sense of Data: Understanding Ways of Knowing in/outside of Anthropology during the Covid-19 Pandemic

23-26 March 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a critical impact across all dimensions of social life. The struggles of life under lockdown, as well as drastic changes to work and care practices, have altered our understandings of what we know, and how we know it. Bringing together anthropologists from across Europe, this working group seeks to understand how we evaluate new forms of risk, and how enduring the persistent risk of the pandemic has shaped possibilities for research and interpersonal relationships. Drawing on the experiences in their respective countries, these scholars will examine debates around vaccination, the struggle to make sense of an onslaught of scientific and epidemiological data, and the ways in which work, care, and solidarity have both contributed and been responsive to these public debates. More broadly, they will consider what the temporality of the pandemic and the consequent limits to socialization have meant for anthropology, which as an investigative discipline is explicitly attuned to the rhythms and interactions of everyday life.

Celebrating 90 Years of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
5–9 July 2021, Nürtingen, Online

Nürtingen, Online - Celebrating 90 Years of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

The topics of the conference comprise all areas of logic relating in a narrower or wider sense to Gödel's incompleteness results. This includes the history of logic, proof theory, philosophy of mathematics, aspects of incompleteness in computer science and others. The conference is organised as a collection of workshops for these specific topics.

Making Responsible Decisions in and about Science
6 April 2021, Online

Vlasta Sikimić - Team Composition and Inclusion in Contemporary Science
6 February 2020, Tübingen

Keplerstr. 2, 6.2.2020, 10:30-12:30

Vlasta Sikimić - Team composition and inclusion in contemporary science

3. Workshop on the VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
7–8 October 2019, Tübingen

Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation
21–27 July 2019, Tübingen

Proof, Computation, Complexity
14–19 July 2019, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm

Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm - Proof, Computation, Complexity

2. Workshop on the VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
25–26 June 2019, Tübingen

1. Workshop zum VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
21–22 May 2019, Tübingen

Proof-Theoretic Semantics: Assessment and Future Perspectives
27–30 March 2019, Tübingen

Third Tübingen Conference on Proof-Theoretic Semantics - Proof-Theoretic Semantics: Assessment and Future Perspectives