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Symposium on Science, Vedanta and Foundations of Physics

July 6-7, 2011

Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Program Schedule

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

(Please click on the Title for the respective abstract and the Speaker's name for the speaker's biography)


8:00-8:30AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  

Welcome and Introduction

Bal Ram Singh, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

8:45-9:30AM Ways to know Non-duality

Jerry Solfvin, PhD, Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

9:30-10:15AM Consciousness in Vedanta: Foundationalist Perspective  RP Singh , PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
10:15-10:30AM   Break  
10:30-11:15AM Universal Laws in Science of Spirituality 

Neeraja Venkateswaran, PhD, Radix BioSolutions, Georgetown, TX

11:15-12:00PM Analysis of the Overlapping Suprastructure Vigyam concept of Bhagavadgita  Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj  ,MEd,  3R Foundation, Dartmouth, MA
12:00-1:00PM  Lunch   
1:00-1:30PM Life of Erwin Schrodinger, a slide presentation   
1:30-2:15PM  The Energy Perspective in Neurophysics and Vedanta   Vinod Deshmukh , MD, U.Florida 
2:15-3:00PM  Combining Modern Biomedical and Ancient Vedic Approaches in the Understanding and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases . Diana I. Lurie , PhD, University of Montana
3:00-3:30PM  Break   
3:30 -4:15PM Panian System of Language - A Computational Paradigm   Girish Nath Jha , PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University
4:15-5:15PM  Panel Discussion - Conflicts and Cooperation among Science and Philosophy Jerry Solfvin,  Sidhar Rapelli, Neeraja Venkateswaran,  Venkat Venkateswaran
6:00-7:30PM  Social and Dinner   
7:30-8:00PM  Life and Discoveries of Sir JC Bose   Ms. Shivi Chandra, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Thursday, July 7, 2011


8:00-8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast   
8:30-8:45AM  Announcements  Bal Ram Singh, PhD,Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth 
8:45-9:30AM  On the Relationship of Space and Sound to Brahman   MG Prasad , PhD,Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ 
9:30-10:15AM Compostiion of Matter and the Guiding Force in Non-Dual Existance  Kodumudi Venkat Venkateswaran, PhD Omni Array Biotechnology India(P) Ltd
10:15-10:30AM Break  
10:30-11:15AM  Reality Without Geometry- Vedanta and Quantum Physics   NS Rajaram, PhD,Center for Indic Studies, UMass Dartmouth
11:15-12:00PM  How the understanding of 'time' can be reconciled between Vedanta and Modern Physics  Sukalyan Sengupta, PhD, Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth
12:00-1:00 PM  Lunch   
1:00-2:00 PM  Is Consciousness the Unified Field? A Field Theorist's Perspective  John Hagelin , PhD,Maharishi University of Management 
2:00-2:45 PM  Single Molecule Physics-QM Effects in Living Systems: From the cosmological scale to the nanoscale Anita Goel, MD, PhD, Harvard Unversity and Nanobiosym Diagnostics, Inc
2:45-3:00 PM  Break   
3:00-3:45 PM  The Concepts of Vaiseshik Elements of Substance in Modern Chemico-Physics  Bal Ram Singh, PhD,Universityof Massachusetts Dartmouth 
3:45-4:45 PM  Commentaries - Converging Future of Vedanta and Science  NS Rajaram, Diana Lurie,Vinod Deshmukh, Anita Goel, others 
4:45-5:00 PM Conclusion   
7:00 PM Dinner at Ayur Shri