Will J. Merry

Looking for thesis supervision?

Looking for thesis supervision?

If you are an ETH student interested in doing a

  • BSc thesis

  • MSc thesis

  • Semester project

  • Reading course

then feel free to use the "Contact Me" form on my homepage. For MSc theses, you must have a strong background in differential geometry.

I am fully booked until January 2020 though! 

Previous students:

  • Kathrin Naef: The Gysin Sequence in Morse Homology (MSc thesis, 2013)

  • Mads Bisgaard: On Hamiltonian flows which do not admit conjugate points (Semester project, Spring 2014)

  • Mads Bisgaard: The intersection product on Morse-Bott homology (MSc thesis, 2015)

  • Grace Mwakyoma: A link between Hofer’s Geometry and Aubry-Mather Theory (MSc thesis, 2015)

  • Florian Zeiser: Morse homology of Lagrange multipliers via adiabatic limits (MSc thesis, 2016)

  • Davide Dandrea: Low-Energy Closed Orbits in the Restricted Three-Body Problem: a Proof of Existence (BSc thesis, Spring 2017)

  • Arnaud Maret: Interval maps and Li-Yorke chaos (Semester project, Spring 2017)

  • Alessio Pellegrini: Morse theory (Reading course, Spring 2017)

  • Kthim Imeri: Introduction to Julia Set Theory (Semester project, Spring 2017)

  • Florian Rossmannek: An Introduction to Complex Dynamics and the Mandelbrot Set (BSc thesis, Autumn 2017)

  • Kathrin Naef: Translated points on dynamically convex contact manifolds (PhD, 2014–2018)

  • Arnaud Maret: Forcing relations for periodic orbits of surface homeomorphisms (MSc thesis, 2018)

  • Niclas Küpper: 4-Manifolds and their Intersection Forms (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

  • Alessio Pellegrini: Products and Spectral Numbers in Novikov-Morse Homology (MSc thesis, 2018)

  • Gilles Englebert: Axiomatic Morse Homology (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

  • Malcolm Cameron: Exotic 7-Spheres (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

  • Sylvain Rossi: Synthetic Differential Geometry (BSc thesis, Spring 2019)

  • David Lanners: Persistence Modules and Barcodes (BSc thesis, Spring 2019)

  • Florian Rossmannek: Magnetic and Exotic Anosov Hamiltonian Structures  (MSc thesis, 2019)

Current students:

  • Alessio Pellegrini: (PhD, Autumn 2018+)

  • Oliver Edtmair (MSc thesis, 2018)

  • Shaowu Zhang: Floer homology (Reading course, Spring 2019)

  • Ana Zegarac: Riemannian manifolds with special holonomy (Semester project, Spring 2019)

Below are some of the projects I’ve supervised over the past couple of years (uploaded here with their author's consent!)


Magnetic and Exotic Anosov Hamiltonian Structures 


Here is a thesis written by Florian Rossmannek. (MSc thesis, 2019)


Here is a thesis written by David Lanners. (BSc thesis, Spring 2019)

Persistence Modules and Barcodes


Here is a thesis written by Sylvain Rossi. (BSc thesis, Spring 2019)

On an axiomatisation of differential geometry: Synthetic Differential Geometry


Exotic 7-Spheres

Here is a thesis written by Malcolm Cameron(BSc thesis, Spring 2019)


Products and Spectral Numbers in Novikov-Morse Homology

Here is a thesis written by Alessio Pellegrini. (MSc thesis, 2018)


Here is a thesis written by Gilles Englebert. (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

Axiomatic Morse Homology


Here is a thesis written by Niclas Küpper. (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

4-Manifolds and their Intersection Forms


Here is a thesis written by Arnaud Maret(MSc thesis, 2018)

Forcing relations for periodic orbits of surface homeomorphisms


Here is a thesis written by Florian Rossmannek. (BSc thesis, Autumn 2017)

 

An Introduction to Complex Dynamics and the Mandelbrot Set


Here are notes written by Alessio Pellegrini on Morse Theory. (Reading course, Spring 2017)

Morse Theory


Here is a thesis written by Kthim Imeri(Semester project, Spring 2017)

Introduction to Julia Set Theory


Interval maps and Li-Yorke chaos

Here is a thesis written by Arnaud Maret(Semester project, 2017)