Cerene Rathilal
Cerene
South Africa
PhD in Mathematics
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in SA

I am completely humbled that I was recognised by the alumni for this award, despite being amongst a truly remarkable group of 2015 scholars. Secondly, I believe that holding this award means that I have a responsibility to not only excel in my studies, but to fulfil a social role by investing my time and contributing to others, as others have chosen to do so in me.

My research is on “The connectedness of metric frames”, which is in an area of Point-free Topology. Frame theory is a fairly recent development within Pure Mathematics that has matured over the last 50 years but still has many unanswered questions. When I am done with my research, I hope that I am able to provide useful and clear characterisations of connectedness properties for metric frames.

I hope that I am able to dispel the idea that mathematics is “hard” or difficult, by sharing my love and the numerous applications of the subject and its undeniable beauty.

 

 

I hope that I am able to dispel the idea that mathematics is “hard” or difficult, by sharing my love and the numerous applications of the subject and its undeniable beauty.

Scholar's Scholar Year: 
2015