Rabat – The Moroccan Amina Doumane, a postdoctoral researcher at Paris Diderot University, received the Gilles Kahn award for the best Ph.D. thesis for her research entitled “On the infinitary proof theory of logic with fixed points.” The award includes an honorarium of 1,500 euros.
The 27-year-old performed the research, which ranked first among the theses in France, under the supervision of professors David Baelde and Alexis Saurin.
“I have always been interested in the fundamentals of mathematics. To know if all that is true is demonstrable,” explained the young woman.
Doumane also earned the DIM Math Innov laureate in 2014.
“I sent my file through the [Paris Diderot University]. I was selected and I had a monthly scholarship of 1,700 euros for the duration of my thesis, that is to say three years, in addition to [a stipend] of 5,000 euros to buy the material needed,” said Doumane.