Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


The Scientist and the Avatar

The Scientist and the Avatar

The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Triangle Television is Professor Ganesan Venkataraman, one of India’s most prestigious scientists. A Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science, he has attracted many honours and has published extensively in physics – including quantum physics -- at both the ‘learned’ and the ‘popular’ level.

He has also applied his enormous learning to his country’s religious traditions and is a devotee of the guru, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, regarded by his followers as an avatar, or manifestation, of the Hindu god Krishna.

Prof. Venkataraman’s study of the Hindu sacred scripture, the Ramayana, suggests to him where our understanding of the structure of reality is taking us. He thinks that ancient perceptions can inform leading edge western quantum physics which itself can be seen as a radical departure from everyday intuitive Newtonian physics.

Furthermore he looks forward to a world enriched by “Politics with principles, education with character, science with humanity, and commerce with morality.”

Triangle Television, Wednesday 3rd of October at 7:00pm and repeated Thursday 4th of October at 12 noon.

Triangle Television, the home of original public broadcasting, can be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52.

Triangle Television is also transmitted live on streaming TV – an emerging technology – which can be received (as a live feed) on broadband-connected computers and on Internet-connected television sets throughout New Zealand. Point your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, ...) to www.ecasttv.co.nz

In Conversation with Noel Cheer receives funding from New Zealand on Air. This has enabled Triangle Television to introduce viewers to over 200 New Zealanders on Air, as well as stimulating overseas visitors to New Zealand, during nearly 6 years of unbroken weekly broadcasting.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Increase In Seasonal Workers For RSE

The current cap will be increased by 1,000 from 9,500 to 10,500 RSE workers for the 2016-17 season. Mr Woodhouse says the horticulture and viticulture industry is New Zealand’s fourth largest export industry, producing almost $5 billion in exports. More>>

ALSO:

Hurunui: Crown Irrigation Invests Up To $3.4m In North Canterbury

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest up to $3.4m in the Hurunui Water Project, an irrigation scheme that will be capable of irrigating up to 21,000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Great:Butterfly Eradication Success

The invasive pest great white butterfly has been eradicated from New Zealand in a world-first achievement, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Government’s Tax Cuts Fixation

Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news