Going global: G-B student’s work features in foreign publication

Published: June 26, 2014
According to scientists, a Monad is a fundamental particle of the Universe and basic part of matter.

According to scientists, a Monad is a fundamental particle of the Universe and basic part of matter. PHOTO: FILE

GILGIT: The work of a student on complex concepts of physics has been published by a foreign publisher.

Shakeel Azam Shah, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), authored Monad Science which was published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany earlier this year.

In his book, the author elaborates on the concept of the metaphysical particle Monad, which was introduced by renowned scientist Gottfried Leibniz in 1714.

According to scientists, a Monad is a fundamental particle of the Universe and basic part of matter.

“I am really excited about what I have achieved,” said 20-year-old Shakeel Azam Shah, a resident of Hundur Yasin currently settled in Gilgit.

“This is because of my family, especially my father’s guidance and support that I have been able to achieve this,” said the author.

“Monad science discusses quantum physics puzzles that have not yet been resolved,” said Shah, who is completing his Bachelors of Science in Physics at Karakoram International University.

Shah’s father, Shakoor Azam, says his son had a keen interest in science from an early stage. “He would spend most of his time repairing and opening up toys, home appliances or reading extracurricular books.”

His curiosity led him to read Leibniz’s Monadology, which he found similar to the conclusions he had reached on his own regarding his queries about matter and gravity.

According to Azam, after studying, observing and working for years, Shah felt he had qualified to share his theories with the rest of the world. “Now, the whole world can read what my son has deduced about Monad,” shared the proud father.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Hassaan
    Jun 26, 2014 - 9:32AM

    Keep it up, good work


  • aftab ahmed khan
    Jun 26, 2014 - 1:52PM

    Dear Shabir bhai, I appreciate your writing to encourage the youth. But on the other hand, you and Tribune team need to be educated about publication process. As this publication does not have any worth particularly from this publishing house. Because, it gives you free offer to publish what ever you want to publish without any peer review or and scrutiny process. Therefore, I would recommend to you and this person to send this publication to some reputed physics journal or conference then you will get the actual feedback. If that work got publish in a reputed journal or conference then it should be news otherwise it is same like water generator invention. Please try to be familiar, there are many students in GB who are doing real publications in reputed journals. On the other hand, there are many who want to publicize their work without doing any thing. This work is from later type persons. So, we should try our best to discourage this.


  • Gul Raiz
    Jun 26, 2014 - 2:44PM

    @Aftab, Lambert Academic Publishing does publish free of cost but it has a process of peer review which is done by experience staff worldwide. In return they get the income from the publication. Just check it with them and send your work. It is not published unless you satisfy them. so i say to this student, Welldone boy. keep it up


  • Reader
    Jun 26, 2014 - 5:55PM

    @Gul Raiz, You are write to say that Publication process anywhere in the world is long process where body of experts go through the text thoroughly. It is not very simple and easy to publish. This kid must be encouraged for his remarkable achievement.


    Jun 27, 2014 - 7:20AM

    Congratulations to shakoor azam and his son for achieving this distinction.


  • Safder
    Jun 27, 2014 - 10:00AM

    Well done boy, Keep the good work up !


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