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Prof. B. V. Sreekantan
Honorary Visiting Professor, Culture, Cognition & Consciousness Unit Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560 012
A distinguished High Energy Astrophysicist Prof Sreekantan is a specialist in cosmic rays, high-energy physics and high-energy astronomies. He is currently Honorary Visiting Professor Culture, Cognition & Consciousness Unit National Institute of Advanced Studies Indian Institute of Science Campus and Chairman, Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru.
His commenced his research career in 1947 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and then went on to pursue his doctoral work with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), where his association lasted 5 decades. He also served TIFR as Director (1975 to 1987). Prof Sreekantanalso been a Visiting Scientist at MIT, the University of California at Irwine and San Diego and a JSPS Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo.
In recent years, he has also been interested in the scientific and philosophical aspects of Consciousness and exploration of commonalities and similarities in holistic approaches in modern science and ancient philosophies on which he has written and lectured extensively.