WEST AFRICA’S YOUNGEST PHD HOLDER

 

Dr Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara had his PhD, at the age of 24, in Mathematics, making him the youngest West African with a doctorate degree.

The Ekiti State indigene, born in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), who graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, as the Best Graduating PhD holder in 2013, has two first (First Class) degrees and Master’s degrees, in Mathematics and Physics which were run simultaneously, at the University of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara won the University of Bangui’s All Time Best Student Award from the Department of Mathematics (B.Sc), Best B.Sc Student Award in Physics, 2007 and Best M.Sc Awards in Physics and Mathematics respectively in 2008.

He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and his research has shifted to the more theoretical study of quantum ergodicity in mathematical physics which ultimately applies to optimisation of various systems in computer science, thermodynamics, optics, etc.

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