Varadaraja V. Raman
received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in physics and mathematics from
the University of Calcutta before doing his doctoral work on the foundations of
quantum mechanics at the Université de Paris where he worked under Louis de
Broglie. He has taught in a number of institutions, including the Saha
Institute for Nuclear Physics in Calcutta, the Université d'Alger in Algiers
and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, from where, after
serving as professor of physics and humanities, he has retired as Emeritus
Professor. He was associated with the UNESCO as an educational expert. Dr.
Raman has also devoted several years to the study and elucidation of Hindu
culture and religion. He is an associate editor in the eighteen-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism Project. Dr.
Raman has authored scores of papers on the historical, social, and
philosophical aspects of physics/science, as well as on India's heritage, and
has authored eight books including Scientific
Perspectives, Glimpses of Ancient
Science and Scientists, Nuggets from
the Gita, and Varieties of Science
History. Dr. Raman serves on the board of the Metanexus Institute and is a
regular contributor to its online magazine.