Program

Conference Dedication

Srila Sripad Maharaja (Dr. T.D. Singh)

Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja
(Dr. T.D. Singh)

Founding Director Bhaktivedanta Institute

Third International Conference, Science and Scientist – 2015, will be held at DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwabharati, Kathmandu, Nepal. This conference is organized by Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, West Bengal, India and Bhakti Vedanta Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science, Princeton, NJ, USA in collaboration with Nepal Bharat Friendship Club, DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwabharati and Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Science and Scientist – 2015 is the premier forum for understanding the limitations of causal or mechanistic determinism in modern science and for exploring the Vedantic Paradigm as an alternative. The aim of the conference is to bring together leading researchers, developers, practitioners and educators from around the world who are interested in advancing the state of the art in a broad range of scientific disciplines. Speakers highlighted new prospects for understanding life based on 21st century biology.

 

Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/hs4Hu8DabHc

 

 

PROGRAM OF THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2015

17th April 2015 (FRIDAY)

07.30 – 08.30

Registration

Setting up Posters & Banners

08.30 – 9.00

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

09.00 – 12.00

Auspicious Lamping, Invocation, Inaugural Session &

Press Conference

Chief Guest:      His Excellency Parmanand Jha

Honorable Vice President of Nepal

Guest of Honor:      Sri Ranjit Rae

Ambassador of India to Nepal

Special Guests:      Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Goswami Maharaja

Successor Sevaite-President-Acharya, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaja

Senior Preacher, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

His Holiness Prof. S. A. R. P. V. Chaturvedi

Distinguished Prof., Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies,

Hyderabad, India

Hira Bahadur Maharjan, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor,  Tribhuvan University,

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jiba Raj Pokharel, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor,  Nepal Academy of Science and Technology,

Lalitpur, Nepal

Suresh Raj Sharma, Ph.D.

Leading Educationist and Founder Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu,

University, Nepal

D.P. Mishra, Ph.D.

Prof., Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-

Kanpur, India

Basuthkar J. Rao, Ph.D., FNA, FASc, FNASc

The Sir J. C. Bose Fellow, Senior Prof., Tata Institute of Fundamental

Research, Mumbai, India

12.00 – 12.10

Herbal Tea break

12.10 – 13.30

Plenary Session to Introduce the Theme of ‘Science and Scientist – 2015’

Chairpersons:  Basuthkar J. Rao, Ph.D., FNA, FASc, FNASc, The Sir J. C. Bose Fellow,

Senior Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

&

D.P. Mishra, Ph.D., Prof., Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute

of Technology-Kanpur, India

Plenary Talk 1:

Consciousness is Beyond the Reach of Reductionism

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D., Gen. Secretary, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, India

Plenary Talk 2:

Sentience and Information

Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D., President, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, India

13.30 – 14.30

Mahaprasadam: Lunch

14.30 – 17.30

Session: Scientific Critique of Science

Chairpersons:  Mohan Kharel, Ph.D., Prof., Central Department of Biotechnology,

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

&

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D., Gen. Secretary, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat

Institute, Siliguri, India

Talk 1:

The “Non-Local Self” is the Key!

Basuthkar J. Rao, Ph.D., FNA, FASc, FNASc, The Sir J. C. Bose Fellow, Senior Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Talk 2:

Functional Geometry and Neuronal Basis of Consciousness

Sisir Roy, Ph.D., Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangaluru, India

Talk 3:

Selfhood and Fear of Death: Reflections from a practitioner of cognitive science

Garga Chatterjee, MD, Ph.D. (Harvard), Assistant Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Talk 4:

Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance and Branching of the Central Dogma: Two recent revelations in the molecular basis of inheritance

Rakesh K. Mishra, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India

Talk 5:

Bacterial Sentience: Brain is not the Source of Mind

Rajani Malla, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University – Kathmandu, Nepal

Talk 6:

Embryonic Origin of Heart Beat in Mammals:  A mystery

Sonali Bhakta & Shonkor Kumar Das, Ph.D., Bioresearch Laboratory (Cancer and Herbal Research Center), Dept. of Anatomy & Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

 

17.30 – 18.00

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

&

Poster Session

18.00 – 19.00

Panel Discussion: Revolution in Scientific Understanding of Life and Its Origin

Panelists:          Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

President, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, India

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

Gen. Secretary, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, India

D.P. Mishra, Ph.D.

Prof., Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-

Kanpur, India

Rakesh K. Mishra, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad,

India

Basuthkar J. Rao, Ph.D., FNA, FASc, FNASc

The Sir J. C. Bose Fellow, Senior Prof., Tata Institute of Fundamental

Research, Mumbai, India

Mohan Kharel, Ph.D.

Prof., Central Dept. Biotechnology, Tribhuvan Univ.,  Kathmandu, Nepal

Sisir Roy, Ph.D.

Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of

Science Campus, Bangaluru, India

Garga Chatterjee, MD, Ph.D. (Harvard)

Assistant Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Sundeep Mishra, M.D.

DM Cardiology, FACC, FSCAI, Prof of Cardiology, All India Institute of

Medical Science, New Delhi,  India

19.00 –20.30

Cultural Program

Drama on ‘Deliverance of Jagai and Madhai’

By: Students from Sathya Sai School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Cultural Dance

By: Students from Central Dept. Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University,

Nepal

Harinama Sankirtan

By: Devotees from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

20.30 –21.30

Mahaprasadam: Dinner

18th April 2015 (Saturday)

8.30 – 09.00

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

09.00 – 12.00

Session: Science of Spiritual Biology

Chairpersons:  Sisir Roy, Ph.D., Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian

Institute of Science Campus, Bangaluru, India

&

Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D., President, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute

Talk 1:

Superpowers and the Stubborn Illusion of Separation

Dean Radin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences &

Volunteer Faculty, Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, USA

Talk 2:

The Balancing Role of Entropy and Syntropy

Ulisse Di Corpo, Ph.D. and Antonella Vannini, Ph.D., Statistics & Social Research, Rome, Italy (World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE), Rome)

Talk 3:

The Transcendence of Consciousness with Physical Body Along with Pran

Mohan Kharel, Ph.D., Professor, Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Talk 4:

Sleep and Its Impact on Consciousness and Health

Sundeep Mishra, M.D., DM Cardiology, FACC, FSCAI, Professor of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

Talk 5:

Review on Ayurvedic Concept of atma (Soul)

Sushanta Sahu and Deba Prasad Dash, M.D.(Ay.), Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Puri, India

Talk 6:

Experimental Philosophy, Astral Projection and the Science of Spiritual Biology

John Yates, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Fundamental Studies,  London (Founding Editor of International Journal of Theoretical Physics)

12.00 – 12.15

Mahaprasadam: Snacks & Herbal Tea Break

12.15 – 13.30

Session: Philosophical and Spiritual Approaches to Reality

Chairpersons:  D. P. Mishra, Ph.D., Prof., Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute

of Technology-Kanpur, India

&

Deba Prasad Dash, M.D.(Ay.) , Head, Dept. Panchakarma, Gopabandhu

Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Puri, India

Talk 1:

The Highest End

Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Goswami Maharaja, Successor Sevaite-President-Acharya, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Talk 2:

Devotion and Its Glories

Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaja, Senior Preacher, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Talk 3:

Free Will And Self Determination

Tariq Muneer, Director, Islamic Information Center, Hyderabad, India

Talk 4:

Understanding the Concept of Vyāhṛti: Religion to Science

Janardan Ghimire, Host, Kantipur FM Radio, Kathmandu & Lecturer Sanskrit Dept. Tribhuvan Univ., Kathmandu, Nepal

13.30 – 14.30

Mahaprasadam: Lunch

14.30 – 17.30

Session: Ontological Distinction Between Life and Matter

Chairpersons:  Rajani Malla, Ph.D., Head, Central Department of Biotechnology,

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

&

Sundeep Mishra, M.D., Professor of Cardiology, All  India Institute of

Medical Science, New Delhi, India

Talk 1:

Scientific and Cultural Analysis on the Metaphysical Dimension of Life: An empirical approach

Bharat Giri, Independent Research Scholar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Talk 2:

Retrocausality and Signal Nonlocality in Consciousness and Cosmology

Jack Sarfatti, Ph.D., University of California, USA

Talk 3:

A Scientific Understanding of Rabindranath Tagore’s Philosophy in Gitanjali as Expressions of Universal Consciousness and the Fundamental Nature of Reality Dependent on Our Knowing or Experiencing of It

Joy Roy Chowdhury, UK Assessment Tomorrow

Talk 4:

Toward a Scientific Understanding of Psychic Phenomena

Monalisa JDM, Head of International Development, Art-Vantage, UK

Talk 5:

Approaching Consciousness via Other Experimentally Proven Non-Intuitive Phenomenon

Archit Goel, Private Researcher, Pune, India

Talk 6:

Understanding atma (Soul) From the Ayurvedic Perspective

Kumar Aurojyoti, Consultant, Ayurdwar, Puri

Talk 7:

The Process of Rebirth

Basudev Misra, Retd. Govt. Servant, Defense Production, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata

Talk 8:

Supremacy of Vaidik Darsan in Explanation of Evolution of Life

J. N. Himali Pandey, M.D., Chief Consultant Physician General and Internal Medicine, Advocate, Journalist and Philosopher, Kathmandu, Nepal

Talk 9:

The Soul Hypothesis: Analytical study on concept of soul

Ram Deo Pandit, Central Department of Sanskrit, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Talk 10:

Fredrich Max Mueller’s (Max Muller) Interpretation of Sanatan Dharm: A critical review

Ashok Rathore, Ph.D., Satya Dev Sharma, Ph.D. and Harpal Singh Sethi

17.30 – 18.30

Valedictory Ceremony

 



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