The world of science is not easy to comprehend. You do not only need to be extremely focused on everything that you learn but also have the determination to go beyond what you learn in school and research on your own. Here comes in Shaheer Niazi, a 17-year old boy with dreams of winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. He is already on his way of achieving his dream as his groundbreaking visualization of a phenomenon called “electric honeycomb” was published in the Royal Society Open Science journal at just 16, one year younger than Isaac Newton when his work was published by the same journal.
The world is in awe of Niazi’s work. He received an email from a New York Times journalist referring to him as “Dr. Niazi” to which Shaheer expressed that he didn’t know whether he could be called a ‘doctor’ because he is just a 17-year-old student. Before the publication, nobody knew that Shaheer was just 17. Shaheer was surprised to get all this recognition. He says, “It was a very small thing, and only four to five research papers had been written on it, so I did not think it would get much publicity.”
All this recognition, however, does not ensure that Shaheer has an easy path ahead of him. He took to twitter saying that he has received a rejection from some of the top universities in the world like MIT and Harvard. Nonetheless, these rejections would not put him down and that he would continue to strive for greatness. No matter how tough life gets, he is determined to keep pursuing his passion and working on achieving his goal and making Pakistan proud.