Dr C V Vishweshwara's lecutre - 'cosmos and culture'

By p6; Published 19 Apr 2007

Dr C V vishweshwara will deliver a lecture at NIAS, IISc campus - on friday 20th april 2007 starting at 6:30PM.
This info was passed on to me by Mrs Geetha Sheshadri.. Thanks a lot !

Below is the original forward we recieved

Dear Pavan,

As Prof. Vishveshwara says: NIAS welcomes lots of
people interested. Could you please call/e-mail the
details of the lecture to your group. You are all


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From: Jacob Rajan <jacobr@rri.res.in>
To: everyoneatrri@rri.local.net
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 09:43:42 +0530 (IST)
Subject: NIAS: Associates Talk by Prof C V Vishveshwara on 20 April at 6.30 pm (to IIAP & RRI) (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 14:25:25 +0530
From: NIAS-Devaraju <adevaraju@gmail.com>
Subject: NIAS: Associates Talk by Prof C V Vishveshwara on 20 April at 6.30 pm
(to IIAP & RRI)

10 April 2007

Dear Friends,

I am happy to inform you that as part of the* *Associates' Programme Prof.
C.V. Vishveshwara will deliver a lecture on *'*COSMOS AND CULTURE'
on *Friday,
**20 April 2007 **at 6.30 pm *at the J.R.D. Tata Auditorium of the

* * *

Our knowledge of the universe has evolved over the millennia with the steady
advance in observational techniques and with the progress in theoretical
explanations and models. The culture of any civilization is an amalgam of
its myths and legends, art and literature, science and philosophy, religious
beliefs and superstitions. Cosmic vision has had its influence, often a
profound one, on culture in all its variety. This will be illustrated in the
presentation of Prof. Vishveshwara through astronomical photographs,
paintings, and quotations as well as short video clips of computer graphics
with background music.

* * *

*Prof. Vishveshwara* obtained his PhD from University of Maryland, College
Park, USA. He was a Senior Professor at Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Founder and Honorary Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore.
Vice-Chairman of Bangalore Association for Science Education, Fellow of
Indian Academy of Sciences, Member of International Astronomical Union
American Physical Society, International Society for General Relativity and
Gravitation. His interests are General theory of relativity, relativistic
astrophysics and cosmology. He has made major contributions to the theory of
Black hole. He has a number of technical and popular articles and Co-editor
of 11 books. He is author of the book "Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in
My Bubble Bath", Published by Copernicus an imprint of Springer Verlag
(2006). He was a Visiting Professor of University of London, University of
Padua, Italy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland,
Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain.

The lecture/discussion is for about an hour and a half. I shall be grateful,
if you can kindly confirm your participation on or before* *18 April 2007(RSVP:
niasoff@gmail.com; 080-2218 5027/2218 5000).

*With warm regards*



Professor P K Shetty

Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering

National Institute of Advanced Studies,

Indian Institute of Science Campus,

Bangalore- 560012

Email: pks@nias.iisc.ernet.in

Website: www.pkshetty.org