A Biographical Documentary on Prof B V Sreekantan

NIAS, * (2022) A Biographical Documentary on Prof B V Sreekantan. [Video]

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Abstract: The late Prof B V Sreekantan (30 June 1925 – 27 October 2019), one of the founding members of NIAS, was one of its most distinguished faculty, contributing enormously and innovatively to its research and teaching programmes, ever since he joined the Institute in 1992. Founder of the pioneering programme on consciousness studies in NIAS – possibly one of the first of its kind in the world – he remained a strong, but gentle and gracious, presence in virtually every single academic endeavour of the Institute. As a tribute to this great stalwart, whose spirit continues to pervade our every thinking and action, NIAS commissioned a biographical documentary on Prof Sreekantan during his lifetime and filmed him, his associates and the various institutions that he had built over his remarkable academic career. Prof Sreekantan was Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai from 1975 to 1987 and was the Indian National Science Academy Srinivasa Ramanujan Professor from 1987 to 1992. Amidst his galaxy of interests, he particularly specialised in cosmic rays, high-energy physics and high-energy astronomy, in which fields he published over 200 research papers. He had received a number of professional awards, including the R D Birla Award of the Indian Physics Association and the Padma Bhushan, while holding a number of visiting positions, including in the US and Japan, over his long and distinguished career. After moving to NIAS, Prof Sreekantan turned his attention to understanding consciousness, delving holistically into its physical, biological and philosophical domains. Uniquely and pathbreakingly, he realised that a true comprehension of this elusive phenomenon can only emerge from the combined perspectives of modern science and ancient philosophies, both Western and Oriental.
Item Type: Video
Keywords: B V Sreekantan, Biography
Subjects: NIAS Resources > Documentaries
General > Founding Faculty > B V Sreekantan > Tributes
General > Founding Faculty > B V Sreekantan > Conversations and Interviews
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 10:25
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:25
Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1duPYrPOuus&t=26s
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    Funders: NIAS
    Projects: UNSPECIFIED
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/2350

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