Among the most promising African researchers of the day, the Nigerian Hallowed Olaoluwa stands out clearly because of his academic and academic career which commands admiration.
At 13, he was the youngest student in the Central African Republic (CAR) to earn the baccalaureate, with the bonus of the best mark in mathematics.
Building on this success, he was admitted to the University of Bangui in mathematics and physics; three years later, obtaining two licenses simultaneously in the two disciplines.
He continued his studies separately in the two streams and obtained two masters at the age of 19. In this, there remains to this day a unique case in CAR.
In 2011, he returned to his country and enrolled at the University of Lagos where he obtained in less than three years (2013) a doctorate in mathematics.
At only 23, he was the youngest student to obtain a doctorate in mathematics on African soil. He is also the major of his class.
Today, he is a lecturer at the University of Lagos and at the same time pursues a postdoctoral research career at Harvard University in the United States.
His research focuses in particular on “quantum ergodicity in mathematical physics, which in the long term applies the optimization of different systems in computer science, thermodynamics, optics, etc. ”
Unsurprisingly, he was one of 15 winners of the first edition of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) which was held from March 8 to 10 in Dakar (Senegal).
On the sidelines of this event, he agreed to confide in SciDev.Net to describe his school itinerary, discuss his current work and send a message to families, students, researchers and decision-makers from the continent.