Varadaraja V. Raman
Tues. April. 17, 2012 4pm
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Auditorium
Open to the public
Science and Religion in Today's World
During the past couple of decades, the ancient topic of Science and Religion has taken on new prominence and importance. Today there are many articles, journals and books on this theme, as well as organizations and conferences devoted to it. Some universities give courses on this subject. In this lecture Professor V.V. Raman will reflect on the importance and relevance of this growing field.
Varadaraja V. Raman Ph.D. (University of Paris) is Emeritus Professor of Physics and Humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He has been elected Senior Fellow at the Metanexus Institute (Philadelphia, USA), and Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion (Cambridge, UK). He is a recipient of the Raja Rao Award from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi, India), and of the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), as well as RITâs Outstanding Retiree Award. Currently, he is serving as President of IRAS. He is the author of twelve books including Truth and Tension in Science and Religion, Glimpses of Ancient Science and Scientists, Scientific Perspectives, as well as Variety in Religion and Science, and scores of articles relating the philosophy and history of science.