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Diploma Alumni Success

Career recognition for Diploma alumni

ICTP Diploma alumni Estelle Inack (left) and Mouhamed Moustapha Fall
ICTP Diploma alumni Estelle Inack (left) and Mouhamed Moustapha Fall


Two alumni of ICTP's Postgraduate Diploma Programme have been recognised for career achievements.

Estelle Inack, a Condensed Matter Diploma alumna from Cameroon who went on to earn a PhD in ICTP's joint doctoral programme with SISSA and who is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Perimeter Institute,  has been featured in the latter's magazine. The article highlight's Inack's launch of a start-up company that harnesses her research interest in quantum many-body physics and artificial intelligence to find optimal solutions for complex problems, with applications ranging from neural networks to finance. Read the article here.

Mathematics Diploma alumnus Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, of Senegal, was recently appointed to the scientific council of UNESCO's International Basic Sciences Programme. Fall, who completed the Diploma Programme in 2005 before earning his PhD in 2009 at SISSA, is president of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences' (AIMS) Senegal Centre. His research areas are Differential Geometry and Partial Differential Equations, with a particular focus on Isoperimetric and functional inequalities, regularity theory, nonlocal equations, and overdetermined equations.