YOUNG MIND SPEAKS
The nature of the human soul is to explore the underlying secrets of the visible as well as the invisible worlds, to investigate the unknown and finally to inquire about the nature of the Ultimate Reality or God. The mind, the senses and the intelligence are instruments in this dynamic and most worthwhile exercise. Scientific knowledge is born out of such inquiry. Religious knowledge or spiritual wisdom is also aimed at finding and realizing the same Ultimate Reality.
Many eminent thinkers, including scientists and theologians, have deeply pondered over the close connection between the two disciplines (science and spirituality). They felt the need for a synthesis between them to answer many complex problems of life.
However, the close connection between science and spirituality is still not widely known among the general populace. The Bhaktivedanta Institute is organizing a series of talks called 'Young Mind Speaks' as a part of continuing effort to popularize the close connection between the two disciplines in the search for truth. It is a platform for the students, scholars, and professionals to present a brief talk about their work, interests or thoughts to inspire the youth about the increasing dialogue between science and spirituality.
We invite the students' to actively participate either as audience or speakers interested to share their knowledge.
SESSION 01: 06-06-2019
SYNTHESIS OF MODERN AND PURANIC VIEWS ON EVOLUTION OF THE WEST COAST OF INDIA
The study on coastal margins of India has received much attention due to their economic potential. The creation of west coast and the western ghats of India have been attributed to the geological events such as the splitting of the Gondavana land and separation of India and Madagascar as well as the subsequent rifting of the Indian tectonic plate. Interestingly, the Vedic literature such as Sahyadri Khanda of the Skanda Purana also describes the emergence of the west coast of India from the sea waters and development of civilization in the coastal area. This seminar presents the evolution of western continental margin of India (WCMI) from both the geological and puranic point of view and discusses what the students of earth sciences and Vedic histories can learn from each other.
Dr. Hrishikesh S Sonalikar
presently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of EEE, Goa Campus, BITS Pilani. He has completed MSc Engineering and PhD in the field of Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry at IISc, Bangalore. He has published research papers in the international journals and conferences. Apart from engineering disciplines such as computational electromagnetics and applied physics, he is also interested in synthesis of science and spirituality. Vedic and modern cosmology and the ancient history of holy places across India are his areas of expertise.
Session 02: 13-06-2019
Unsolved Problems in Basic Sciences: A New Approach and Research status of Metaphysical Aspects
Science has progressed tremendously in the last century and made a huge technological impact on the society. Even then, there are many unanswered questions remaining in science which need to be understood for better progress and sustainable development of humanity. In this context, we need a New Theory and a New Way of Understanding the existing unanswered physical phenomena around us.
This Seminar emphasizes
Dr. Thulasi Raman K H
currently working as Research Associate in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has completed M.Sc physics in 2008 from Sri Venkateswara University Tirupathi. He obtained Ph.D in 2015 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research area is additive manufacturing, thin film, vacuum and plasma processing of materials and he holds three patents and 14 publications. He was awarded MHRD, DST and CSIR fellowships during doctoral degree. He developed thin film strain sensor for aero engines, thin film solid state batteries and High temperature protective coatings.