Shaheer Niazi, ‘the Prodigy’ aims to bring Noble Prize home

Islamabad:Pakistan’s Shaheer Niazi, A 17-year-old high school student in Pakistan surprised some older scients with his groundbreaking research on electric honeycombs, describes his journey beginning with the “World Cup of Physics” on Friday.

According to the international media, Muhammad Shaheer Niazi has replicated the phenomenon with two new factors in the electric honeycomb and presented his work like a professional scientist.

The young student developed photographic evidence of charged ions creating the honeycomb, and published his work in the journal Royal Society Open Science on Wednesday.

Shaheer participated in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Russia in 2016, and after receiving encouragement from his mother on his return he worked until he was finally able to come up with something worth publishing. Shaheer’s research is very rare publication with only four to five research published so for in the field.

The Young Shaheer is aiming to win the prestigious Nobel Prize again for Pakistan, and is desirous to continue his work at a top university, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

An electric honeycomb behaves like a capacitor. In this case, the top electrode is a needle that delivers high voltage to the air just a few centimeters above a thin layer of oil on the other flat, grounded surface electrode, New York Times reported.

The thermal images puzzled Alberto T. Pérez Izquierdo, a physicist at the University of Seville in Spain. Neither Izquierdo nor others had previously explored temperature changes on the oil’s surface. Determining the heat’s origin is an interesting question that requires more study, he said, while praising Niazi’s experimental skill.

“I think it’s outstanding for such a young scientist to reproduce these results,” Dr Izquierdo said.

Niazi hopes to further explore the mathematics of the electric honeycomb, and in the future, dreams of earning a Nobel Prize in nature — and in the electric honeycomb — as he points out, nothing wants to do excess work,” but he’s getting started early anyway.

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