Amit Goswami (born Novermber 1, 1936) is a theoretical nuclear physicist. Working largely outside academia, Goswami supports the idea that there is a relationship between quantum physics and Eastern mystical traditions and espouses a theoretical model of reality that suggests the physical universe is created by consciousness. Goswami became best known as one of the interviewed scientists featured in the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know!? He is also featured in the recent documentary about the Dalai Lama entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance, and stars in the documentary "The Quantum Activist"
Professional life 
Originally from India, Goswami received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta in physics in 1964, from where he moved to the United States early in his career. He taught initially at the Case Western Reserve University, and later became a member of the University of Oregon, where he is professor emeritus. Goswami is now engaged mainly in far–reaching national and international speaking engagements. He teaches regularly at the Ernest Holmes Institute, the University of Philosophical Research, the Pacifica Graduate Institute, UNIPAZ in Portugal, and is a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Science and spirituality 
In the late 1980s Goswami developed an idealist interpretation of quantum mechanics, inspired in part by philosophical ideas drawn from Advaita Vedanta and theosophy. Calling his theory "monistic idealism", 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 matter, 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. Once the assumption that there is an objective reality independent of consciousness is put aside, the paradoxes of quantum physics are explainable, according to Goswami.
- The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring the Physics of Science Fiction, with Maggie Goswami, Harper and Row, 1983, hardcover, ISBN 0-06-015083-1
- The Self-Aware Universe, Tarcher, 1995 reprint, softcover, ISBN 0-87477-798-4
- The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment, with Deepak Chopra, Quest Books, 2000, hardback, ISBN 0-8356-0793-3
- Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation and Immortality, Hampton Roads Publishing, 2001, softcover, ISBN 1-57174-332-4
- Quantum Mechanics, Waveland Press, 2nd edition, 2003, hardback, ISBN 1-57766-321-7, (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
- 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
- Creative Evolution: A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism and Intelligent Design", Quest Books, 2008, softcover, ISBN 0-8356-0858-1