Context: I'm looking for an advisor for my master thesis in holography, and I've received some interesting proposals that include "the necessity to be able to use numerical methods to solve integrals and differential equations", because the professor's level of programming experience is pretty basic. Now:
- the professor actually needs someone to work on this, it feels like I'm not "just" a student that needs a subject to work on
- I think a knowledge of the subject might prove itself useful for a future doctorate
- I like the subject!
- if I have doubts on how to proceed, the professor probably won't be able to give me all the help I could ask for in a standard "the student works on what the professor's working" kinda thesis
Is there anything I'm missing that should push me towards accepting/refusing this proposal?