MOUHAMADOU (HAMADY) SY

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

 

Research interests:

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Analysis

 

Keywords:

Nonlinear Schrödinger, Wave Equations ; Supercritical NLS ; Invariant Measures ; Euler Equations ;

KPZ universality 

Maths in African languages

I am also interested in doing Mathematics in African languages. I indeed think that science teaching in Africa should be significantly improved if it passes through African languages (these are not used in school, excepted in a very few countries).

On this line, I have written two monographs of Mathematics in Pulaar/Fula language to make some progress on this long lasting issue in African politics.

(see an example on elementary mathematics pdf)

 

I like drawing ...

I started drawing very early. It is usual in my home region that children from about four to seven or so practice ceramic techniques to make their own horses to play with. It was an occasion for me to do more than horses, I tried every object and animal I could imagine. I think this led me to drawing. I practiced this activity (mainly for portraits) almost daily till the age of fifteen. Then, based on religious beliefs, people around me told me to stop it by invoking a lot of punishments ! I just stopped it and remained with a writing activity.

Even later, when I stopped taking seriously these punishement arguments, I stayed anyway away from drawing. But during the pandemic, I awakened this passion and now I draw once I have some free time to spend !

The sketch above is about the current women condition in many african societies. In addition to difficulties known in other countries, they undergo highly unfair conditions such as polygamy and different postulated ones. The blood in the left hand signifies their hard condition, the claws on the right hand symbolize their combativeness. The overall sketch is a tribute to their fundamental role in the survival of the society and to condemn the unjustice they are undergoing while betting on their own strenght to change the situation.

Images of a recent course in basic statistics for a non-recognized school learning in Fula/Pulaar language (Mauritania). Most of students never went to standard school, the other part left it early for different reasons.