Thesis topics (bachelor's, master's, PhD)
Maria G. Westdickenberg
If you are a student at any level interested in discussing the possibility of writing a bachelor's, master's, or PhD thesis under my supervision, please contact me to make an appointment.
I currently have a PhD position to fill for Summer Semester 2022 or as soon as possible. If you are interested, please send me a cover letter, CV, and brief research statement (for instance summarizing your master's thesis and research interests) by email.
See also the seminars, projects, and open positions of our Research Training Group Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics (EDDy)
Details, range, and scope of any thesis are established in person depending on the training and interests of the candidate. To give a flavor of possible topics, some examples are listed below. EDDy topics are described in more detail on the EDDy website.
|Project||Type of thesis|
|Gamma-convergence and slow motion in a higher order system||Bachelor|
|Folds and Cross-Newell zippers in a model from materials science||Master|
|Stability and metastability of kink-like solutions in a model for a lipid membrane||Master|
|Entropic effects in stochastically perturbed PDEs (joint with Michael Herty)||Doctoral (EDDy)|
|Infinite depth/width limits of neural networks (joint with Michael Westdickenberg)||Doctoral (EDDy)|
|Global existence of Mullins-Sekerka in two dimensions (joint with Umberto L. Hryniewicz)||Doctoral (EDDy)|
|Collapse and nucleation of chiral skyrmions (joint with Christof Melcher)||Doctoral (EDDy)|