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 Spring 2019 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)

Current students:

  • Alessio Pellegrini: Novikov-Morse Homology (MSc thesis, 2018, PhD, 2018+)
  • Gilles Englebert: Axiomatic Morse Theory (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)
  • Niclas Küpper: Intersection forms on 4-manifolds (BSc thesis, Spring 2018)

Below are some of the projects I supervised this year (uploaded here with their author's consent!)

 


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


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

Interval maps and Li-Yorke chaos