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Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak, head of OSU’s computer science department, has written 12 books on cryptography, Indo-Aryan migration, Vedic astronomy — ancient Indians’ study of the stars — and the nature of knowledge, as well as six volumes of poetry. He was nominated for a 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, and his books have been translated into French, Serbian, German, Italian, Korean and Spanish.

In March, Kak lectured at the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference in Agra, India, along with other luminaries such as Deepak Chopra.

He is the executive editor of the Journal of Cosmology, and editor of the Journal of Universal Computer Science. In 2009, he was an editor with UNESCO’s International Council of Monuments and Sites project on archaeoastronomy and the keynote speaker at the Astronomy and Civilization Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

His research has been profiled on the Discovery and History television channels, as well as networks in Europe and India. He came to OSU from Louisiana State in 2007.