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  • 21 June 2016, UCLA Newsroom

    $11 million gift establishes Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCLA

    An $11 million gift to UCLA from physicist and philanthropist Mani Bhaumik will establish a center devoted to advancing knowledge of the basic laws of nature. The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics is intended to become a worldleading center for theoretical physics research and intellectual inquiry.

  • December 2015

    Donor Impact: Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik

    UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy

    A scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Bhaumik recently established the Mani L. Bhaumik Presidential Endowed Chair in Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy: His gift will support the recruitment of an exceptional faculty member to bolster the UCLA theoretical physics group.

  • 17 December 2014, The New Indian Express

    The Man Who Saves Eyesight

    In 1943, three million people died of starvation and malnutrition during the Bengal famine. There was extreme penury all around. But even amid these difficulties, there was a 12-year-old boy who used to dream big every night. He often thought he could easily touch the stars...


  • 24 September 2014

    The City Where TSC Meets the Midnight Sun

    Toward a Science of Consciousness

    Presenting the First Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies.


    The Bhaumik Prize in Consciousness Studies will be awarded for significant research toward understanding consciousness for the first time this year. The $10,000 dollar award will be presented by Dr. Mani Bhaumik at the 20th Anniversary Tucson conference.

  • 23 September 2014

    Sir Roger Penrose Receives ‘Bhaumik Prize’ in Consciousness Research at Tucson Conference

    Newswise — The first ‘Mani Bhaumik award’ for consciousness research was presented to Sir Roger Penrose at the 20th anniversary ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’ conference in Tucson, Arizona. Penrose, the esteemed British physicist renowned for work on general relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology and consciousness, shared the 1988 Wolf Prize for mathematics with Stephen Hawking for understanding of black holes and the universe.

  • 14 September 2014

    Applications Invited by NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme for Short-term Research Grants

    NIAS (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore) is once again inviting applications for the NIAS-Mani Bhaumik short term research fellowships (starting 1st December 2014) for the Programme of Consciousness Studies. Last date to apply is 21st November 2014. The Areas for Research are: Neuron Models and Complex Dynamics; Physics and Consciousness; Communication and Cognition in Nonhuman Species and the Evolution of Consciousness; and, Self and Consciousness in Philosophy and Psychology (including Indian philosophy and psychology).


    Application deadline is 21st November 2014.


  • 09 February 2012, Times of India

    A New Dawn, by Saima Afree

    Dr. Bhaumik speaks to Education Times on churning out more Nobel Laureates, IIT research campus at Kolkata and the Indian Education System.


  • February 2012, The Medical News

    LASIK History

    The LASIK technique was made possible by the Colombia-based Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer, who, around 1950 in his clinic in Bogotá, Colombia, developed the first microkeratome, and developed the technique used to cut thin flaps in the cornea and alter its shape, in a procedure he called keratomileusis. Barraquer also researched the question of how much of the cornea had to be left unaltered to provide stable long-term results.


  • 07 December 2011, Healthy Eye

    LASIK History

    In 1968 at the Northrop Corporation Research and Technology Center of the University of California, Mani Lal Bhaumik and a group of scientists were working on the development of a carbon-dioxide laser. Their work evolved into what would become the excimer laser. This type of laser would become the cornerstone for refractive eye surgery.


  • July 2010, LASIK Blog

    LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

    LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a kind of refractive surgery with regard to fixing myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK is actually performed by ophthalmologists using a laser beam. LASIK is similar to additional surgical corrective procedures like photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) though it provides advantages such as quicker patient restoration...


  • 23 May 2008, Esalen Institute Workshop

    Do We Need Spirituality in the Age of Science?

    Most people think science and spirituality are like apples and oranges. They cannot be mixed. We will explore this in terms of Albert Einstein’s famous pronouncement, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”