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You Can Be The Next Einstein – Author Interview

You Can Be The Next Einstein

This book aims at encouraging young people of school age to think about becoming a theoretical scientist. Using the well-known theorist Albert Einstein as a role model, the author uses his own experiences to explain what it’s all about. There are funny stories describing hilarious goings on in scientific conferences, a great deal of advice about how to go about getting interested in such a career, and even more advice about how to develop the art (for it is an art) of doing science properly.

George Jaroszkiewicz

Would you like to great things like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Sheldon Cooper….?

What? Sheldon Cooper? Isn’t he a science nerd in that hit comedy show The Big Bang Theory?

Of course, he’s just a fictitious character. But the writers of that show got it right – I mean, the sort of science that Sheldon is interested in and does brilliantly. That’s not fantasy. It’s all true. There really are loads of young people, not much older than yourself, who are working on amazing theories such as the ones Sheldon is shown working on. Wouldn’t you like to spend your time thinking about black holes, the Big Bang, time machines, the beginning and the end of Time, and many more weird and fabulous ideas? What’s more, you can be paid to do it and have a decent life meeting many amazing people from all around this world.

My book says: YOU can become one of those people, IF you set your mind to it and plan your life properly. In my book I describe the events that pushed me into becoming a theoretical scientist, starting at school.

There’s a few points I need to make here.

Point Number One: it really doesn’t matter who you are right now. Rich or poor, boy or girl (or not sure!), the colour of your skin, your religion (if you have one!), your ethnicity (look at my name!), doing brilliantly in exams or flunking out. None of these can stop you if you make the effort. And it’s surely worth it. I’ve really enjoyed being a theoretical scientist.

Point Number Two: I imagine you don’t like mathematics. So what? I don’t like having to go to the bathroom every morning. But that’s all part of life. There’s always something we don’t like to do but we do them. If you wanted to be in a band, you would have to spend an awful lot of time practicing your act. If you wanted to be an international footballer, you would have to spend everyday training. So, if you want to be a theoretical scientist, you just train yourself in maths. It’s not easy to start with, but bit by bit you can do it. I’ve got a whole chapter in my book showing you that anyone can do the most amazing calculation with just a little bit of patience. All you need to know is that one plus one is two. Not hard, is it?

Point Number Three: perhaps you haven’t done well in exams. Perhaps people have told you are useless. Well, I’ve got news for you and them. I’ve met all sorts of students. Some of them passed their exams so well they broke my Maths Department computer. It was programmed to give marks up to 99. When a student got 100 percent, the output was just **. That really happened. Then there were students who just could not sit an exam and get much more than 40% (the pass mark). I found that some of the brilliant students had NO ambition whatsoever and some of the 40% people were desperate to become theorists.

Who do you think ended up in a better place? Not the robots who passed every exam brilliantly but had no idea what to do with that power. Some of the 40% people improved and went onto great careers. If you have the drive, the belief in yourself, the motivation, then you can set out on the life’s journey I’m talking about. What’s at the other end is unimportant. What’s important is that the journey will be so fascinating. You will become a clearer thinker and you will do great things with your mind. But that’s only if you really choose to. In my book, I try to help you make that choice.

About the Author

George Jaroszkiewicz became fascinated in astronomy at school and started a first degree in Astrophysics. Within a year he changed to Mathematical Physics and got a degree in that subject. Then he did a PhD in high energy particle theory (quarks and stuff). Finally, he got a permanent job as a mathematical physicist in a mathematics department.

He has published research papers and books on various branches of theoretical physics, including classical and quantum mechanics, discrete time, and the theory of observation.

You can buy your copy of You Can Be The Next Einstein here

Acupuncture – Author blog post

361 Classical Acupuncture Points, The: Names, Functions, Descriptions And Locations

This book provides detailed information on the 361 Classical Acupuncture Points in a concise and accurate format. It is an essential working textbook for all acupuncture students. It is also designed for use in the treatment room to enable the practitioner to quickly and confidently select the most effective point(s) for the patient in front of them.

The format is such that on the left hand side are found the names, functions and descriptions of each point. On the right hand side corresponding to it is the needle depth, number of moxas, a description of how to locate the point together with crystal clear diagrams illustrating their location on the body. This format is unique. It can be utilised by practitioners and students from the various acupuncture traditions including TCM, Stems and Branches, The Five Elements and the Japanese and Korean schools.


Stuart Lightbody

With enough strands of DNA to encircle the Earth 700,000 times, peripheral nerve pathways of 93,000 miles in length, composed of around 10,000 trillion cells and smart enough to land a vehicle on Mars and a man on the Moon, you would think this human body of ours must be the tops in the miracle stakes. But wait – if you have ever wondered if there is more to us than just flesh and blood, here is a book that describes an Inner Kingdom existing within us, with invisible energy pathways running through it along which are placed many Points which can beneficially influence how we feel and function.

The 361 Classical Acupuncture: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations provides detailed information on 361 of these Acupuncture Points – each with a different name and each with a different effect upon our body, mind and spirit.

It was first written with Acupuncture students and practitioners in mind but now there is interest shown by people from all walks of life curious to understand more about themselves particularly those who sense there is another deeper and more profound dimension to us all.

The title is formatted in an accessible and unique way. On the left hand side, you can see the names, functions and descriptions of each point, and on the right hand size you will have the needle depth, number of moxas and a description on how to find each point. It includes well researched information, what can be treated and why. There is a focus on the influence of each point on our body, mind, or spirit.

Here is an opportunity to rediscover more about our own inner potential which, although ancient in provenance – in fact much of the information can be traced back over 2000 years – it is still as relevant today in this modern age as it was in those ancient times. What makes this book special is its power of providing information on treatments for modern disorders which stem more from the emotional and spiritual levels.

After reading this book, you will view and understand yourself in a completely new light as you learn more about your own incredible and wondrous makeup and what influences your emotions, feelings and aspirations – in fact, what makes you “tick” – but from a totally different perspective.

For those interested in finding out more about this topic, Stuart Lightbody’s first book Acupuncture Understood goes into a lot more detail about the Inner Kingdom of the human body.


You can buy your copy of The 361 Classical Acupuncture: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations here:



About the Author

Stuart Lightbody holds a Licentiate, Bachelor and Masters qualification in Classical Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (Overseas). He is the Acupuncture contributor for Men’s Health Matters (Vermilion/Ebury Press); the Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Complementary Health and the Hamlyn Encyclopaedia do Child Health (Reed International Books Ltd).

He has appeared on Yorkshire TV with Dr Miriam Stoppard and on Ecuadorian TV discussing acupuncture treatment and preventive medicine. He has written extensively for the Daily Express on Preventive Medicine and Acupuncture and has been in practice since 1979. He was a member of the teaching faculty at The College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK, from 1989 until 1992.