Abbas Bahri, Tunisian mathematician, Died at 61

Abbas Bahri was born on January 1, 1955, and died on January 10, 2016.

He was a Tunisian mathematician.

Abbas Bahri was the winner of the Fermat Prize and the Langevin Prize in mathematics.

Bahri was a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University.

Abbas Bahri studies focused on the calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and differential geometry.

Mr. Bahri introduced the method of the critical points at infinity, which is a fundamental step in the calculus of variations.

Abbas Bahri received his secondary education in Tunisia and continued higher education in France.

Abbas attended the École Normale Superieure in Paris, France in 1974, becoming the first Tunisian to do so.

He received his PhD at Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, in 1981.

His advisor was French mathematician Haïm Brezis.

He became a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Tunis on October 1, 1981.

Mr. Bahri taught as a lecturer at the École Polytechnique from 1984 to 1993.

In 1988, Mr. Bahri became a tenured professor at Rutgers University.

At Rutgers, he was director of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis from 1988 to 2002.

In 1989, he received the Fermat Prize for Mathematics, jointly with Kenneth Alan Ribet, for his introduction of new methods of calculation changes.

His wife was Diana Nunziante from Italy.

They had four children.

Abbas Bahri passed away at 61 yrs old after a long illness.