About the Research Centre

About the Research Centre


The Research Centre at AIMS Senegal came into existence in 2013 with the appointment of Professor Mouhamed Moustapha Fall as the German Research Chair in Mathematics and its Applications. Its mission is to conduct and foster exceptional research as well as national, continental and international collaborations.

Since 2013, the Research Centre has welcomed more than 400 visitors to summer schools, winter schools, workshops, short research visits (1-2 weeks) and long-term research visits (2-4 weeks). The Research Centre, led by Prof Fall, has published more than 40 articles in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. 

On May 4, 2018, AIMS Senegal attended its first-ever doctoral defence, featuring two researchers: El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam from Senegal, presented a thesis entitled «L’influence de la courbure sur certaines inégalités fonctionnelles», while Ignace Aristide Minlend from Cameroon defended a doctorate in differential geometry and applications with a thesis titled: «Solutions aux problèmes surdéterminés sur les variétés». Awarded by the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) Dakar, their doctoral research was conducted under the tutelage of the Research Chair in Mathematics and

Applications. Both candidates were recently awarded for their research: Dr. El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam received the Ibni Prize for his thesis and Dr. Ignace Aristide Minlend received the Inaugural Prize of Professor Abbas Bahri at Rutgers University, United States of America.

The Research Centre at AIMS Senegal is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research via the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). They act as partners in the project to promote networking between AIMS Senegal and German universities as well as with other AIMS centres (for more details).


·         To create a research environment and provide all accompanying facilities;

·         To integrate research with postgraduate training and the development of young researchers;

·         To provide a space for mathematical scientists to work together and interact with local researchers and AIMS students.

Research Chair

The Humboldtian Mouhamed Moustapha Fall  is the endowed Chair in Mathematics and its Applications at AIMS Senegal, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research interests are: linear-nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, with a particular focus on free boundary Constant Mean curvatures hypersurfaces; Isoperimetric inequalities involving perimeter and eigenvalues on Riemannian manifolds; Hardy and Hardy-Sobolev inequalities; qualitative properties of (relativistic) Schrödinger equations and overdetermined problems

Research Fellows

AIMS Senegal is currently hosting four doctorate researchers and one post-doctoral researcher.

Research Conferences and Workshops

The AIMS Senegal Research Centre regularly hosts conferences, research schools and workshops to foster collaborations with local and international research institutions and exchange opportunities for exchange between senior and junior researchers.


The Research Centre, led by Prof Fall, has published more than 50 articles with over 500 citations in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.