Mahouton N. Hounkonnou

University of Abomey, Benin


M. N. Hounkonnou has an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree and is a Full Professor of mathematical physics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin. He has done notable work on orthogonal polynomials, differential operator theory, coherent states, and on the quantum description of multiparticle systems. He is the recipient of the TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in 1996 and fellowships from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), the Solvay International Institutes of Physics and Chemistry, Van Buren University Foundation, the Free University of Brussels (Belgium), and so forth. He is a leading expert on quantization/deformation techniques and on noncommutative gauge field theories. His work also concerns factorization methods applied to second- and fourth-order differential/difference operators of mathematical physics and coherent states. He has published more than 80 main papers in the fields of mathematics, mathematical physics, and theoretical physics. Moreover, he is a coauthor and a reviewer of books and a referee for journals in mathematics, mathematical physics, and theoretical physics. He published a paper entitled “Mathematics from Africa: status, goals and responsibilities” (in Giandomenico Sica edition What Mathematics from Africa? 2005 Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher, Monza, Italy). He was a visiting professor at African, European, and North American Universities. He is the holder of the International Chair of Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO Chair). His membership extends to the International Association of Mathematical Physics, American Mathematical Society, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), African Academy of Sciences (AAS), New York Academy of Sciences, and so forth. He has been cumulating since 2008 a position of TWAS Research Professor at the University of Zambia for five years.

Biography Updated on 10 June 2010

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