World Association for Vedic Studies , Inc.
Sponsored by: University of Southwestern Louisiana and World Association for Vedic Sciences, in cooperation with the Acadiana Indian Association Tentative Program Saturday, October 25, 1997 Hamilton Hall, USL 1:00 - 1:10 Chairman's Welcome and Introduction 'Ancient Indian science, its relevance and problems' 1:10 - 1:20 Dr. Gary Marotta, Vice President for Academic Affairs, USL Welcome Address 1:20 - 1:50 Dr. Rajesh Kochhar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India 'A postcolonial look at ancient Indian science' 1:50 - 2:20 Professor Subhash Kak, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 'The stages of Indian astronomy' 2:20 - 2:50 Professor R.L. Kashyap, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 'The analysis of Vedic texts' 2:50 - 3:20 David Frawley, AIVS Santa Fe, NM 'Vedic psychology' 3:20 - 3:40 Coffee and refreshments 3:40 - 4:10 Professor B. Van Nooten, University of California, Berkeley, CA 'The binary number system in ancient India' 4:10 - 4:40 Professor Bhu Dev Sharma, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA Prof. in mathematics: 'Mathematics of Vedas and some other primary works of Ancient India' Panel Session: Summing up, Questions and Answers 4:40 - 5:30 Dr. Lewis Pyenson, USL, Dr. T.R.N. Rao, USL, and speakers * This symposium is a part of the nationwide Golden Jubilee Celebration of India's Independence