|Born||4 November 1936|
|🎓 Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
Nuclear theoretical physicist, Professor
Amit Goswami is a nuclear theoretical physicist and member of the University of Oregon Institute since 1968. Goswami is teachingphysics for past 32 years. At the age 38, his interests shifted towards the quantum cosmology, quantum measurement theory, and the applications of quantum mechanics. In 2004 he appeared in William Arntz's movie What the Bleep Do We Know!? also appeared in the documentary about the Dalai Lama titled Dalai Lama Renaissance and a documentary The Quantum Activist. As an author, his works have been acknowledged by libraries worldwide.
Originally from India, Goswami received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta in physics in 1964, after which he moved to the United States. Fully retired since 2003 as a faculty member, he is now engaged in far-reaching national and international speaking engagements. Goswami teaches regularly at the Ernest Holmes Institute, the Philosophical Research University in L.A.; Pacifica in Santa Barbara, CA; and UNIPAZ in Portugal, and is a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where he was a senior scholar in residence during 1998 to 2000.
Science and spirituality
In the late 1980s Goswami developed an idealist interpretation of quantum mechanics, inspired by philosophical ideas drawn from Advaita Vedanta and theosophy. Calling his theory "monistic idealism", in his books The self-aware universe  he claims it is not only "the basis of all religions worldwide" but also the correct philosophy for modern science. In contrast to materialistic conventional science, he claims that universal consciousness, not only matter, but is the ground of all existence, in congruence with mystic sages. Consciousness, deemed as the precursor of physicality, arises from conscious observation through a process intimately connected to wavefunction collapse in a quantum measurement, and thinks that once the assumption that there is an objective reality independent of consciousness is put aside, the paradoxes of quantum physics are explainable.
He refers to himself as a "quantum activist" engulfing in research on the "Science within consciousness", which comprises and explains the "downward causation" and the upwards drift in the fields of physics, biology, and psychology and more recently the healing arts, thus resulting in varied theories of integral medicine based on five interchanging levels of existence: the physical, the vital, the mental, the supra-mental intellect and the limitless bliss state.
Goswami is a proponent of lucid dreaming, which simultaneously allows adoption of the equipotency of the waking and the dreaming state and precipitates creativity. He claims that this skill has provided him instantaneous insights regarding superconductivity in regard to the structure of the atomic nuclei. Following this he discovered the self-owned illusion that mind and brain are identical. Rather tabooed and rarefied topics like death, reincarnation and immortality also drew his research interest.
- Consciousness causes collapse
- Integral thought
- The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring the Physics of Science Fiction, with Maggie Goswami, Harper and Row, 1983, hardcover, ISBN 0-06-015083-1 Search this book on .
- The Self-Aware Universe, Tarcher, 1995 reprint, softcover, ISBN 0-87477-798-4 Search this book on .
- The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment, with Deepak Chopra, Quest Books, 2000, hardback, ISBN 0-8356-0793-3 Search this book on .
- Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation and Immortality, Hampton Roads Publishing, 2001, softcover, ISBN 1-57174-332-4 Search this book on .
- Quantum Mechanics, Waveland Press, 2nd edition, 2003, hardback, ISBN 1-57766-321-7 Search this book on ., (intermediate to graduate level textbook)
- The Quantum Doctor: A Physicist's Guide to Health and Healing, Hampton Roads Publishing, 2004, softcover, ISBN 1-57174-417-7 Search this book on .
- God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins and How We Should Live", Hampton Roads Publishing, 2008, softcover, ISBN 1-57174-563-7 Search this book on .
- Creative Evolution: A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism and Intelligent Design", Quest Books, 2008, softcover, ISBN 0-8356-0858-1 Search this book on .
- List of articles and essays by Amit Goswami
- "Goswami, Amit". worldcat.org. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
- The Online Bulletin of SCIENCE WITHIN CONSCIOUSNESS, Volume 1, No 2; Can Science And Spirituality Be Reconciled? by Amit Goswami, Fall 1996 
- The Quantum Doctor Is Here! DANBO Geophysics (2006)
- Healing Journeys Suzie Daggett interview A. Goswami[dead link]
- A Chat with Dr. Amit Goswami By Lucy Gillis, Dreaming Lucid Exchange (LDE) (2005) 
- Death and the Quantum: A New Science of Survival and Reincarnation »Online Bulletin of SCIENCE WITHIN CONSCIOUSNESS« by Amit Goswami (1995) 
- List of articles and essays by Amit Goswami[dead link]
References in media
- Official Website
- The Quantum Activist - Documentary Film
- Institute for Theoretical Physics
- Is Consciousness Quantum? Article discussing Goswami's ideas in a metaphysical context
- Scientific Proof of the Existence of God Interview with Amit Goswami by Craig Hamilton, What is Enlightenment, issue 11
- SYNCD.org Amit Goswami about quantum physics and consciousness as the ground of all being
- Beyond the Ordinary Webradio-Interviews with A. Goswami (2004)
- Amit Goswami MP3 audio Shift in Action, sponsored by Institute of Noetic Sciences
- Quantum Quackery by Victor J. Stenger, Skeptical Inquirer
- Quantum Quackery by Michael Shermer, Scientific American
- Quantum Confusion: Does Modern Physics Support the Psychics? by Robert Novella, The Connecticut Skeptic Vol. 2 Issue 3 (Summer '97) pg 3
- Discussion of Amit Goswami's Science Within Consciousness by the idealist Peter B. Lloyd
- Critic of Goswami's philosophy from the viewpoint of Integral Thought by Ken Wilber (in German)
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