Winterschool on Hierarchical Matrices

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences  


Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Hackbusch, Dr. Steffen Börm and Dr. Lars Grasedyck .


Hierarchical Matrices can be a useful tool for the treatment of integral operators as well as the solution of linear systems arising in the discretisation of elliptic partial differential equations. Moreover, the representation of matrices in the hierarchical matrix format is suitable for the efficient solution of matrix equations.

The aim of this winterschool is to teach the necessary theoretical foundations for hierarchical matrices, but most of all the efficient implementation of the algorithms. The practical realisation on the computer will be done during the exercise courses in the afternoons. The participants will use the HLib library in order to assemble and solve BEM and FEM systems. Lecture notes are available in printed and electronic form.

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Deadline for registration: 29.1.2007


Monday, 12th of March 2007, 9:15
Friday, 16th of March 2007, 13:00


Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstrasse 22-26
D-04103 Leipzig


by email to Lars Grasedyck

Fees (including coffee, cake, etc.) for all 5 days

Undergraduate students: 20 Euro.
PhD students, Postdocs: 40 Euro.
All Others: 100 Euro.

Limitation of participants

Due to limited resources we can only allow up to 20 participants.

Desireable prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of the C programming language.
  • Numerical mathematics (e.g. interpolation, linear systems, eigenvalue problems etc.)

Winterschool on Hierarchical Matrices

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