Physicist and philosopher Armin Grunwald appointed to the German Ethics Council

Professor Dr. rer. nat. Armin Grunwald is a new member of the German Ethics Council.

In accordance with the proposal of the Federal Government, he was appointed to the German Ethics Council by the President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, with effect from 14 February 2021.

He succeeds Professor Dr. phil. habil. Dr. phil. h. c. lic. phil. Carl Friedrich Gethmann, who left the German Ethics Council after expiration of his second term.

Professor Grunwald is head of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and holds the Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He also heads the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag.

He will attend a Plenary Meeting of the German Ethics Council for the first time on 25 February 2021.