In his exciting new book, Mani Bhaumik builds on recent developments in science to bring us new pictures, larger views and insights about the magnificence of our universe. He challenges us to look at the beauty, complexity and appeal of the newly made images of the cosmos
----Dr. Edgar Mitchel,
Apollo 14 Astronaut<br /><br />The Cosmic Detective is an inspirational read. Dr. Bhaumik tackles topics with impressive scope, yet delves into them with spirit rarely seen. Marrying scientifically accurate text with accessible language is no easy task, but The Cosmic Detective is proof that it can be done.
----Dr. Catherine Cesarsky,
President, International Astronomical Union<br /><br />The Cosmic Detective reveals another one of Mani Bhaumik's talents: he is an outstanding science writer to complement his demonstrated scientific insight. He has the unique ability to distill from the voluminous material the essential concepts for the general public.
-- --Professor Walter Thirring,
Former Director of the Theory Division at CERN, GenevaThe Cosmic Detective reveals another one of Mani Bhaumik's talents: he is an outstanding science writer to complement his demonstrated scientific insight. He has the unique ability to distill from the voluminous material the essential concepts for the general public.
----Professor Walter Thirring,
Former Director of the Theory Division at CERN, GenevaIn his exciting new book, Mani Bhaumik builds on recent developments in science to bring us new pictures, larger views and insights about the magnificence of our universe. He challenges us to look at the beauty, complexity and appeal of the newly made images of the cosmos
----Dr. Edgar Mitchel,
Apollo 14 Astronaut
Dr. Mani Bhaumik is a physicist, international bestselling author, celebrated lecturer, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. He is a laser physicist who announced the successful demonstration of the world's first efficient excimer laser at the Denver, Colorado meeting of the Optical Society of America in May 1973. This is the class of laser that would eventually eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses in many cases requiring vision correction. The procedure popularly known as Lasik takes less than a minute and has helped over fifteen million people worldwide.
In recognition of his pioneering research in high energy lasers and new laser systems, he was elected by his scientific peers as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as well as of the American Physical Society.
Dr. Bhaumik's current interest is in sharing with the public the astounding advances in quantum physics and cosmology and their implications for our lives, work, technology, and spiritual development. This he endeavors to do through books, articles, lectures, and TV programs. He is also keenly interested in research on the origin and the nature of consciousness and how that knowledge can be utilized in improving the quality of our existence. As a part of this aspiration, he has instituted an annual International Award through the UCLA Neuropsychiatry Institute to acknowledge the best scientific evidence demonstrating the effect of conscious mind in healing.
Dr. Bhaumik has published over fifty papers in various professional journals and is a holder of a dozen laser-related U.S. patents. He has been invited to lecture all over the world, at forums including: Summer School on High-Power Gas Lasers, Capri, Italy 1975; International Symposium on Gas-Flow and Chemical Lasers, Belgium 1978; International Symposium on Gas Discharge Lasers, Grenoble, France 1979; Asoke Sarkar Memorial Lecture, Calcutta International Book Fair 2001; Institute of Culture, Calcutta, India 2006; Netaji Subhas Open University, Calcutta, India 2008; SchrÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¶dinger Institute, Vienna 2009.
In his international bestseller Code Name God (Crossroads Publishing), Dr. Bhaumik argues forcefully that the big divide between science and spirituality can be bridged. The key, Bhaumik asserts, is to see things in an entirely new light a light shed upon by the recent revelations of quantum physics and cosmology. He now devotes much of his time and effort to bringing this message to the public, including its younger members, for whom he has recently created an award winning animated television series, Cosmic Quantum Ray, distributed for broadcast worldwide. Dr. Bhaumik is a patron of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, providing dedicated support for its global activities.
Dr. Bhaumik s honors include: Elected fellow of the American Physical Society for Advancement of Physics, 1976; Elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for development of high power lasers and new laser systems, 1982; Elected to the prestigious Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.; Elected Member of the scientific honor society, Sigma Xi, Los Angeles; Received Honorary D.Sc degree for Lifetime Academic Achievements from Indian Institute of Technology, 1995; Received Lifetime Achievement Award, North America Bengali association, Los Angeles, 2003; Honored by the Cultural Association of Bengal for Philanthropic Services to community, New York, 2005; Received Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award from Indian American Heritage Foundation presented by Sir Ben Kingsley, Beverly Hills, 2005; Received Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Philanthropic Contribution from Asian Heritage Committee, New York, 2006; Elected fellow of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, India, 2006; Listed in Who s Who in Ameri