Masters in Mathematics: Seeking Suggestions & Resources

In summary, the individual is considering a master's degree in mathematics with a focus on a topic related to physics. The three topics they are currently considering are Dynamical Systems (specifically Optimization, Fractals, or Ergodic Theory), Topology (specifically Knot Theory), and Algorithms (specifically Folding Math, or the intersection of math and origami). They are seeking input and resources from those in the field or interested in the field.
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Hi! I'm considering a maters degree in mathematics as the title suggests. Right now I have to decide a specific topic and I've narrowed it down a bit but I'd like some input from people in the field (or getting into the field). I am inclined to research something applied in physics. Here's what I've got so far:

1) Dynamical Systems: Optimization, Fractals or Ergodic Theory
2) Topology: Knot Theory
3) Algorithms: Folding math

I'm open to suggestions and any resources available on the topic will be appreciated. :)
 
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By folding math you mean something like Origami?

Here's a video on Origami, there's several sections where math and origami intersect in the discussion:



Check out 39:20 on Merrimack College math and 42:20 on Prof Eric Demaine, an Origami theorist's work.
 

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