Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Department seminar

Time and date: 22 October 2012 (Monday), 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: From molecules to mind to society: Frontiers of ignorance

Speaker: Prof. Satpal Singh, School of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, USA

Abstract: Erwin Schrodinger's challenge to understand 'what is life' revolutionized our understanding of biological processes by the involvement of physicists, chemists, mathematicians, biologists and others. We now face the next frontier, can we understand the functioning of the most complex of nature's creation—our minds. There is a great conceptual void between what we know and what we do not. Do we need to first discover some new fundamental laws of nature to understand ourselves completely or are there aspects of our beings that may be intrinsically beyond our comprehension? It is a challenge to fertile minds for a journey from molecules to minds and beyond.