Dr. Mansoora Shamim, a particle physicist and gluino-squark expert

Mansoora Shamim

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July 12, 2020: https://81018.com/mind/#Shamim

Most recent message attempted through LinkedIN Pakistan: June 2021

Dear Dr. Mansoora Shamim:

People who have been following your very impressive career hope that you are well and that your life is good.

This note is to suggest that your work on gluinos and squarks is still studied in light of all our hypothetical particles. One might conclude, “There has got to be an easier way.”

When I wrote to you in March 2019, we were hoping to learn if you had any hypotheses or projections about the size of a gluino and squark. Our base-2 mathematical grid begins with the Planck base units, applies base-2 notation, and encapsulates those hypothetical particles within a notation; I am guessing Notation-64 up to and including Notation-67. Our hypothesis is that here the Planck unit expressions are just below the measuring ability of our devices. The 202 notations from the Planck Time to the current time each projects a type of symmetry function. The core of this theory begins with an analysis of the qualities of pi. This key dimensionless constant begs the question, “Is it finite or infinite?” Yet, as we contemplated the qualities of pi, it seemed like the best description of the infinite and infinity. Those qualities are continuity, symmetry, and harmony.

I was hoping that with your unique background, you might comment on that for us.

Thank you.

Most sincerely,


Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:33 AM

Subject: I have begun to study your work… squarks and gluinos
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 (English version)?

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/#Shamim

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 Mansoora Shamim 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. Yes, 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/#Shamim

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.

From Linked IN:

“Dr. Mansoora Shamim is a scientist who has worked at CERN in Geneva Switzerland. Born is Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, she got her bachelors degree from Lahore college for Women in 1995 with a Rolls of Honor, a masters degree in Physics from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1998, securing second position among all students from the province of Punjab.

“She studied at the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste from 1999 to 2000, where she was awarded a one-year scholarship to complete the postgraduate diploma course in theoretical high-energy physics.

“In 2001, she joined graduate school at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and obtained a Ph.D degree in experimental particle physics in 2008. During her Ph.D, Dr. Shamim analyzed the data collected by the D0(D zero) experiment at Fermilab, Tevatron. Her Ph.D thesis was written on a search for scalar top quark in events containing jets and missing energy. Link to publication

“From July 2008 to June 2014, Dr. Shamim has worked as a post doc for the university of Oregon in Eugene. She was based at CERN working on the ATLAS experiment, where she served as the responsible person for data quality monitoring for tau trigger from 2009-2010. From March 2010-Feb 2012, she served as deputy convener as well as the convener of the tau trigger group. The data used in the discovery of Higgs boson were collected using tau triggers in three different channels.

“During final two years of postdoc, Dr. Shamim had worked on a search for Quantum black holes in data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The results were published in March 2014, in the most prestigious journal of high-energy physics in the U.S, Physical Review Letters, and highlighted in the synopsis section of Physics by APS.” Links: