Dr. Mansoora Shamin, a particle physicist and gluino and squark expert

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:33:10 -0500
Subject: I have begun to study your work… squarks and gluinos

Mansoora Shamim

Primary reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/0710.2897
Dear Dr. Mansoora Shamim:

Congratulations on your work; you are surely on a road less traveled!

From Muzaffargarh to Lahore to Trieste then CERN, Kansas and Oregon, your Mom must be exhausted although thrilled to see how your mind has carried you so far and so fast. If you stop for a moment, you will have to admit that it is breathtaking.

Are you working with ISESCO?

I made reference to your work in a note to Dr. Amina Obaid Ramadhan Alhajri, the deputy director in Rahat, and I have always been told to share information whenever one writes or talks about another person. My note to Dr. Ms. Alhajri was also sent to Ms. Catarina Moleiro (pasted just below). Ms. Moleiro is part of the Coimbra Group, a consortium of EU universities and a joint effort of Portugal’s Coimbra University and the EU. Also, you will see a reference to your CERN colleague, Hafeez Hoorani. He was the scientific director of the SESAME Project (Jordan) and is now head of NCP (Islamabad).

Now, my question is simple for you but difficult for me regarding squarks and gluinos. There is an introductory overview online. At the bottom of that Wikipedia page, there is a chart, Particles in physics. Everything in the white space could have a length measurement of some kind. It is very difficult to get that length measurement.

Would you guess for me? What would be the smallest possible length represented there among the gluinos, squarks, gravitino, winos, etc.? Thanks so much.

Most sincerely,

PS. Excellent direct quote from you: “Knowing the secrets about beginning and evolution of universe and understanding the basic constituents of matter and interactions between them has always been the utmost desire of human beings.” -B

Another reference to you within this website: https://81018.com/mind/#Shamin

Here is where I referenced your work:

From: Bruce Camber
Date: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Please forgive my presumptions…
To: Dr. Amina Obaid Ramadhan Alhajri
Cc: Ms. Catarina Moleiro

Dear Dr. Amina Obaid Ramadhan Alhajri:

One might ask, “How far away is night from day.” Literalists might figure about 12 hours or perhaps around “X” kilometers. Surely from Coimbra to Rabat or Fez might qualify. Yet, in today’s world, an idealist might say, “An eternity divides night and day” and, of course, be right because in the perfections of eternity, nothing divides us.

Given your appreciation and encouragement of scientific pursuits, it behooves all of us to encourage a deeper understanding of science. Perhaps the “deepest” exploration is up at CERN labs in Geneva where scientists like Dr. Mansoora Shamim and Hafeez Hoorani (SESAME Project and NCP) have had an impact.

Notwithstanding, I write to both of them because there is a simple, universal logic that remains unexplored that goes even deeper than today’s particle physics. That is, there is general concurrence today that the Planck base units just might be the place where we should start a mathematical inquiry about our infinitesimal universe. From that scale to the CERN scale for particle physics there is a “huge” gap. If you were to double the size of a Planck unit (10-35 meters), then double each result again and again, there would be no less than 64 doublings before we reach the “area” in which CERN and other accelerators measure (10-15 meters). That gives our logicians and mathematicians an extraordinarily large domain within which to work.

All schools might benefit by taking a little time to explore and further open this domain. It is the domain between the finite and infinite and it might help us all understand this world and universe just a little better. Thank you.

Most sincerely,

PS. Because I copied you on my note to Ms. Catarina Moleiro of the Coimbra Group, I have copied her on this note to you. Given your shared interests, you probably know each other well. Of course, it has been a joy to learn about the work that the two of you are doing. BTW, would you want to see a copy of my notes to Mansoora Shamim and Hafeez Hoorani? -B

Note:  On Sunday, November 16, 2019, I sent a note to Shamin through her LinkedIn account to see if she had ever received this email or copies of those above. I have had no confirmation that any email, tweet, or message has ever been received.  -BEC

Update (Wednesday, September 9, 2020): This morning I noticed that this page, which has very, very little traffic, had been displayed no less than six times in morning! At that point I added the image from 2003 from a Kansas State physics department’s newsletter. This afternoon, I discovered that this page had been displayed another seven times! That deserves a special message: “Welcome people who are interested in the work of Mansoora Shamim. Please let me know that she is alive and well. My suspicion has been that her mom was ill and she had to return to Pakistan to tend to family needs. Yet, her pictures and her limited published work conveys a very special person who surely would not fail her family. -BEC

Other key pages: https://81018.com/mind/#Shamin

Background page on The European University Association (EUA): https://eua.eu/about/who-we-are.html

Note on colors online: style=”color:#aaa0b0;” is my very light purple for Mansoora.