Armin Grunwald, Studies in physics, German university degree “Diplom” in 1983. Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) 1987 at the University of Cologne with a PhD thesis in theoretical solid state physics. Study of mathematics and philosophy, completed in 1991 with “Erstes Staatsexamen”. Habilitation and venia legendi completed in philosophy at the University of Marburg in 1998. Since October 1999, Head of ITAS; Professor of Philosophy. Since 2002, Head of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag. Since 2007, holder of the Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at Karlsruhe University.