Essays & Reflections of a Physicist - Humanist
About the Book
Over the years, aside from numerous scholarly papers, Dr. Raman has written scores of articles and lectured for the general public on various aspects of science and its impact on society. Many of these have been in the form of commentaries and personal reflections. The present volume is a collection of some of those. They range in themes from comets and eclipses to brief biographies of Bohr and De Broglie, to reflections on Science and Religion. Also included in this volume are some book reviews.
About the Author
Varadaraja V. Raman Ph.D. (University of Paris) is Emeritus Professor of Physics and Humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He was 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). Currently, he is serving as President of IRAS. He has written extensively on Indic culture, and is the author of several books and articles relating the philosophy and history of science, including Truth and Tension in Science and Religion, as well as Variety in Religion and Science. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varadaraja_V._Raman http://acharyavidyasagar.wordpress.com/