Jack Dodson | PhD candidate (Particle Physics)
Presented at the BIHS Workshop “The Nature of Spacetime and the Evolving Universe: Exploring Puranic Cosmology.” (February 19–20, 2022)
A major issue with the Standard Model, as well as physics in general, is that there is no mechanism to explain the interaction of consciousness with the material world. The Vedic system of philosophy, however, does deal with consciousness, the material world, and their interaction. This project is an attempt to develop a mathematical model for (possibly) the simplest part of the Sankhya system, the mahabhutas, and to discuss some potential applications to physics.
Based on a presentation given at the BIHS Cosmology Workshop 3: The Nature of Spacetime and the Evolving Universe: Exploring Puranic Cosmology, February 19–20, 2022 in Gainesville, Florida.