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Unconscious Bias in Scientific Research
30 September 2021
from 14:00 to 18:00
An afternoon workshop on the topic of unconscious bias and discrimination within physics. Open to the MCQST Community.
Address / Location
Online / ZOOM
Is Science Really "Value-Neutral"?
This workshop, designed for future leaders in physics, uses scientific research to examine the concepts of unconscious bias and discrimination. Participants will be invited to critically examine the ideal of “value-neutral” science, while diving into the history (and present) of discrimination and exclusion, and how these problems can be overcome. From Albert Einstein resisting racial segregation, to Black scientists having their work stolen, there is much to discover in this training.
|Dr. des. Lorenz Narku Laing is a diversity trainer, minority rights activist, and social entrepreneur. A few months ago, he successfully defended his PhD thesis on racism in Germany at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Previously, he completed a Master’s in Politics, Administration & International Realtions at Zeppelin University and a B.A. in Sociology and Law at the University of Frankfurt. He was a research associate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and is an adjunct professor for theories of racism at Zeppelin University.||
This workshop is open to the MCQST community. For questions, please contact events coordinator Ian Stewart at events[at]mcqst.de.
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