Dr. Varadaraja V. Raman

Varadaraja V. Raman, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Physics and Humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Devoted to building understanding between science and the humanities, he is a Senior Fellow at the Metanexus Institute in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion in Cambridge, UK. A recipient of the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), Dr. Raman is currently serving as President of IRAS. He is the author of several books and scores of articles relating the philosophy and history of science, including Truth and Tension in Science and Religion, as well as Variety in Religion and Science.

A recipient also of the Raja Rao Award from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, which honors and recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the literature of the South Asian Diaspora, Dr. Raman has written extensively on many aspects of Indian heritage and on Indic culture. He has also written a web column entitled Reflections on Remo, which is widely circulated to people of Indian heritage in many parts of the world. Navya Shastra, a reformist Hindu organization, honored him by conferring on him the title Acharya Vidyasagar in recognition of his many contributions to Hinduism.Dr. Raman received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris.