I submitted my master‘s thesis a few days ago. The official deadline is next Friday.
Today I spotted some serious issues in my thesis. In particular, in my main theorem and the main proposition that follows I did two critical mistakes.
To give some context, my thesis is a math thesis and in the proof of my main theorem I write that some group
$F$ acts on
$\Aut(G)$, which is simply a wrong statement. The correct statement was that
$F$ acts on
$G$. I did the exact same mistake in the main Proposition that follows thereafter.
The assertions are correct, provided the reader knows what I actually meant, but the statement, as is stands, is wrong.
It‘s so embarrassing, I feel so depressed. I spent so much time on my thesis, I read it easily 20-30 times. I don‘t know how I managed to miss these errors.
I sent an email to my supervisor, asking if it‘s possible to submit a corrected version but I think my chances are slim. I also feel so embarrassed since I wanted to pursue a PhD and I‘m seriously afraid to be considered a complete failure.
I don‘t know what to do.
Update: The university replied to my email, saying that I get the chance to resubmit a corrected version since the official deadline has yet to pass. I feel very grateful, but still incredibly ashamed that I caused so much trouble.
I also wanted to thank everyone for their encouragement and their heartfelt replies. I really appreciate every single comment and answer.