Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou, a professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Abomey-Calavi in the Republic of Benin, won the 2016 edition of the CNR Rao prize awarded by the World Academy of Sciences on November 14. scientists from least developed countries whose research has a strong impact outside their fields.
Mr. Hounkonnou was honored for the outstanding level of his research in mathematics and his commitment to teaching mathematics to the youngest. His research in mathematics and theoretical physics has applications in the fields of oceanography, health, water and ecosystem management, climate studies and energy issues.
“The C.N.R. Rao Award is one of the most prestigious awards given by the World Academy of Sciences. For me, this is an important recognition of more than 20 years of research activities, “said the Beninese, visibly moved after the announcement of his distinction.