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SERILE CU STIINTA

Cercetare filosofia stiintei programe master

    Wed 9 November

    Daniel David

    (Universitatea Babes Bolyai) TBA

    Wed. 7 December

    Alexandru Babes

    (Universitatea Bucuresti) TBA

    Wed 11 January

    Adrian Stanica

    (GeoEcoMar) TBA

Serile cu Stiinta, VI

Ralf Neurohr

BIOPHOTONICS

what can fundamental research learn from history & philosophy of science?

Miercuri, 26 mai 2010, ora 18.00

Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul TITU MAIORESCU

ABSTRACT: Biophotonics, as addressed in the seminar, is a still rather poorly understood phenomenon, which can be described as very weak light signals being observed from almost any living system and many bio-materials. Some basic ideas and well established experimental facts will be explained by means of the delayed luminescence (DL) of dry seeds. The phenomenon of seed DL is known since more than 30 years and it turned out, that there is not only a correlation between the intensity of DL and the germination capacity of the seeds, but also an additional correlation between seed DL and the biological clock phenomenon, which lead to the speculation that DL emitting structures might be directly involved into the biological clock mechanism.

Nevertheless and despite all experimental evidences, the ideas and concepts, evolved to understand the weak light emission from living systems, are still a subject of controversial discussions and this is directly leading to reflections on historical and philosophical aspects of experimental science.

The seminar will cover:
•The history of research on seed DL, also touching the concept of “Biophotons”, which can contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon.
•A summary other related experimental results, including also some unpublished work.
•Aspects related to the history and philosophy of science

Ralf Neurohr, born in 1959, studied biology in the laboratories of Werner Nachtigall at Saarbrücken University (Germany) and graduated in 1987. During a research period in biophotonics at the International Institute of Biophysics (Kaiserslautern, Germany) from 1987 to 1994 , he earned his PhD with a thesis on the delayed luminescence of bio-materials at Saarbrücken University. In 1994 he became an independent consultant, executing research projects for industrial partners in different European countries. Since 1997 Dr. Neurohr is a permanent Senior Consultant of the SGS Institut Fresenius group (Taunusstein, Germany).
Based on some research collaboration with "Politehnica" University of Bucharest (UPB), in 2006 Dr. Neurohr was invited by the Senate of "Politehnica", in order to introduce Bionics at the Faculty of Engineering Taught in Foreign Languages (FILS). Since March 2007 he is teaching at UPB and with this occasion he also joined the VSYNC project at the faculty of Electrical engineering, where he is in charge with the development of software for monitoring power quality.
Beside the activities in Romania, there is also a recently started collaboration with the German gene bank at IPK Gatersleben focusing on fundamental research on the biophotonics of seeds.

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Serile cu Stiinta, V

Marius Andruh

FRUMUSETEA CHIMIEI

Miercuri, 31 MARTIE 2010, ora 18.00

Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul TITU MAIORESCU

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Serile cu Stiinta, IV

Luiza Flonta

CONSTIINTA: un fenomen care poate fi studiat neurobiologic

Cand? Miercuri, 24 MARTIE 2010, ora 16.00

Unde? Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul TITU MAIORESCU

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Serile cu Stiinta, III

Liviu Ornea

CE ESTE GEOMETRIA NE-EUCLIDIANA?

Cand? Miercuri, 24 FEBRUARIE 2010, ora 18.30

Unde? Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul CONSTANTIN RADULESCU MOTRU

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Cercetare filosofia stiintei programe master

Serile cu Stiinta

Călin Alexa, cercetator la IFIN HH (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering) si CERN (European Organization of Nuclear Research), va continua Serile cu Stiinta cu o calatorie extraordinara pe harta secretelor Universului.

MAPPING THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

Cand? Miercuri, 16 DECEMBRIE 2009, ora 18.00

Unde? Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul MIRCEA FLORIAN. Acesta este doar punctul de pornire!

ABSTRACT: ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Starting in late 2009/2010, the ATLAS detector will search for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. ATLAS will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate. Among the possible unknowns are the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe.

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Cercetare filosofia stiintei programe master

Lucian Ancu, cercetator la Radbound University, Nijmegen (Olanda), va inaugura Serile cu Stiinta, cu o fascinanta incursiune

IN LUMEA PARTICULELOR ELEMENTARE

Cand? Joi, 10 DECEMBRIE 2009, ora 18.00

Unde? Facultatea de Filosofie, Bucuresti, Amfiteatrul Constantin-Radulescu Motru. Va asteptam!

Pentru mai multe detalii- persoana de contact este Sorin Costreie: sorin.costreie@celfis.ro

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Argument

  • Există o catedră unde se predau cursuri de licenţă precum cunoaşterea ştiinţifică, filosofia ştiinţei, filosofia matematicii
  • Există un centru de cercetare ce reuneşte cercetători din filosofie interesaţi de logică, istoria si filosofia ştiinţei
  • Există un masterat unic in Romania de istoria şi filosofia ştiinţei unde se dezbat astfel de probleme si unde toate cursurile privesc natura şi dezvoltarea ştiinţei
  • Există doctoranzi care cercetează exact istoria ştiinţei, fundamentarea ei teoretică şi/sau legatura acesteia cu societatea
  • Există deci o comunitate academică interesată de acest subiect.

Toate acestea se reunesc la Facultatea de Filosofie a Universităţii din Bucureşti, unde întrebarea Ce este ştiinţa? primeşte inevitabil ‘doar’ răspunsuri filosofice. Ce ne interesează este insă să vedem cum raspund efectiv oamenii de ştiintă la această întrebare. În genere, omul de ştiintă raspunde simplu la aceasta intrebare făcand pur şi simplu ştiinţă.

Provocarea noastră este de a primi răspuns de la oameni de ştiintă care sunt interesaţi şi de istoria şi/sau fundamentele domeniului lor de interes. Transformăm astfel întrebarea fundamentală Ce este ştiinţa? într-o provocare adresată oamenilor de ştiinţă, pe care îi invităm să vină la centru nostru de cercetare şi să ne umple serile cu ştiinţă.

Cei interesaţi de acest proiect sunt rugaţi sa-l contacteze pe Sorin Costreie (sorin.costreie@celfis.ro)