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Menas C. Kafatos  Ph.D. 

Expanding the Horizons of Science for Society


Science and Nonduality (SAND)

The mission of Science and Nonduality (SAND) is to forge a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is not dictated by religious dogma, but that is rather based on timeless wisdom traditions of the world, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. - Click to here find outmore

Exploring the Nature of Consciousness


"Your nature is the consciousness, in which the whole world wells up, like waves in the sea."
~Ashtavakra Gita

Neuroepigenetics: The Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS) 

The school was held at Villa Finaly – Florence, which is owned by the University of Paris. Menas attended to follow the latest in this rapidly expanding field of neuroscience.
Coordinated by: Schahram Akbarian (USA)


SafeChania 2015
 The Knowledge Triangle in the Civil Protection Service

The workshop focuses on the integration of education, research and innovation (the knowledge triangle), towards the protection, modeling, prediction, action, restoration of hazardous related phenomena, for the benefit of Civil Protection services such as:

· Natural Hazards: forest fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, etc.

· Industrial Accidents: pollution, energy, mining, large infrastructure, etc.

 Transportation Accidents: major maritime / aviation / train accidents, etc.

· Other incidents: search & rescue, humanitarian aid, emergency response, etc. 

Representatives from European Union organizations, Academia, education, international public authorities and the private sector, and world-class researchers will present their work in respective fields including integrated sensor systems, Prevention and Analysis Systems, Earth observation, UAVs, etc.