जिज्ञासा-2021 | International Virtual Conference

Mind, Matter & Consciousness: from information to meaning

(Exploring Scientific and Vedantic Perspectives)

Brief Note

Basic Information about the event

What is this conference all about?

Consciousness has been the most elusive object in all of scientific explorations of reality. With gradual advances in modern science, it is increasingly receiving the singular focus simply because all our perception of reality is rooted in it.

Despite incredible success in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive and Neuroscience as well basic sciences like physics and biology, we have practically no clue as to how information translates into meaning and experience in this world. While hard problem of consciousness stares at our face, we have started to appreciate what information is and its fundamental role for a conscious observer in this world.

Probably we are now standing at the cross roads so as to choose a decisive steps to reality. At such a juncture, philosophical and spiritual traditions may hold key to the next leap in our empirical quest for truth.

Deadlines and Other Info:

  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: 20th Oct 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of abstract: 22th Oct 2021
  • Last Date for Full paper Submission: 20th Nov 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of full paper: 1st Dec 2021
  • Last date of registration: 15th Dec 2021

Our Team

Event Organisers

Event Organising Committee

  • Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, IIT Kanpur (Conference Chair)
  • Prof. Ramesh Goel, Utah University
  • Prof. Suresh Bhalla, IIT Delhi
  • Dr. Mauricio Garrido, BIHS Florida
  • Mr. Bob Cohen, BIHS Florida (Chief Advisor)
  • Mr. Parveen Kumar, ISS Delhi
  • Dr. Sumit Bulguhvar, IIT Delhi
  • Dr. Shashank Srivastav, IGNOU Delhi
  • Dr. Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prof. Nandita Saikia, IIPS, Mumbai
  • Prof. Talakokula Visalakshi, Mahindra University
  • Dr. Tharun Kumar Reddy, IIT Roorkee
  • Dr. Narottam Damodar Das, Institute for Science and Spirituality Delhi
  • Mr. Vinay Kumar, Scientist-F, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India
  • Dr. Tushar Dash, IIT Delhi
  • Mr. Rakesh Purohit, ISS Delhi
  • Dr. Jyotiranjan Beuria, ISS Delhi (Organising Secretary)

International Advisory Committee

  • Prof. N.D. Kaushik, Retd. Professor, IIT Delhi
  • Dr. V. Sreenivas, Senior Principal Scientist , CSIR, Chennai
  • Dr. Mauricio Garrido, BIHS Florida
  • Mr. Bob Cohen, BIHS Florida
  • Dr. Michael Cremo, Author of Forbidden Archeology
  • Dr. Akhaya Kumar Nayak, IIM Indore


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Themes of this Conference

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Biological foundation of Language, Thought & Meaning
  • Beyond the central dogma of Biology
  • Quantum Mechanics, Information and Consciousness

Psychology, Cognitive Science and AI

  • AI & Machine Consciousnes
  • Semantic Information & Machine Consciousnes
  • Neuropsychology of Consciousnes & Cognition
  • Free Will, Randomness & Moral Responsibility

Philosophy & Theology

  • Mind-Body Problem
  • Perceptual Reality & Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind, Language & Thought


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