The Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences organises the annual GAMM-Seminar Leipzig.

Time and Place

The conference will take place at the

Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig
Inselstr. 22-26, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
January 25-26, 2008 (two full days).

GAMM-Seminar 2010 on Tensor Approximations

Seminar Topics

  • Tensor approximations
  • PDEs with stochastic parameters
  • Sparse grids
  • Data-sparse, structured matrices
  • Applications in high dimensions

Invited Speakers

  • Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen)
  • Tamara Kolda (SANDIA Livermore)
  • Lieven De Lathauwer (K.U. Leuven)
  • Christian Lubich (Uni Tübingen)
  • Christoph Schwab (ETH Zürich)



19:30-21:00 Welcome Reception
at Rolandshof, Richard-Wagner-Str. 2 / Ritterpassage,
opposite of the main station


09:00-10:00 Lieven De Lathauwer
Tensor decompositions: an Overview
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:10 E. Tyrtyshnikov:
Simultaneous Reduction of Matrices to Triangular/Diagonal Forms
B. Khoromskij:
Multigrid Tensor Approximation with Applications in Electronic Structure Calculations
M. Espig:
Efficient Best-Approximation of Tensor-Sums in Pre-Hilbert Spaces and Applications
S. Friedland:
Fast low rank approximations of matrices and tensors
12:10-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Tamara Kolda
Efficient Computations with Tensors and Examples from Data Mining
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:55 R. Stevenson::
Adaptive Wavelet Algorithms for PDE's on Product Domains
T. Soerevik:
Multidimensional pseudospectral methods on Lattice grid
A. Litvinenko:
An efficient computation of the Karhunen-Loeve expansion
J. Keiner:
Fast Spherical Fourier Transforms and Direct Acoustic Scattering
16:55-17:10 Coffee Break
17:10-18:10 Wolfgang Dahmen
Compressed Sensing ---
Near Optimal Recovery of Signals from Highly Incomplete Measurements
18:10-19:30 Break
19:30-21:00 Conference Dinner
at the Panorama Tower Restaurant, Augustusplatz 9
(29th floor of the MDR-tower, "New York" section)


09:00-10:00 Christoph Schwab
Convergence Rates for Sparse Tensor FEM for elliptic SPDEs
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:10 J. Garcke:
Machine learning with sparse grids
S. Kunis:
FFTs on sparse grids and sparse FFTs
R. Schneider:
Coupled cluster approximation for anti-symmetric functions in quantum chemistry
J. Hamaekers:
Sparse grid methods for the electronic Schroedinger equation
12:10-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Christian Lubich
Dynamical low-rank approximation
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:05 H.-J. Flad:
Matrix compression in electronic structure calculation
R. Chinnamsetty:
Tensor Product Approximation in Electronic Structure Calculations
16:05-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:35 M. Fedorov:
Computational tools for the integral equations theory of molecular liquids: foundations and perspectives
O. Koch:
Analysis and Numerical Approximation of the Multi-Configuration Time-Dependent Hartree-Fock Equations
17:35-18:00 Coffee Break
18:00 End of Conference

Registration is open till January 24th 2008

Please send an email to Lars Grasedyck (lgr(at)

General Information

Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig, Germany)
Lars Grasedyck (MPI Leipzig, Germany)
Boris Khoromskij (MPI Leipzig, Germany)
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstr. 22-26, D-04103 Leipzig
Conference fee:


Local organisation:
Lars Grasedyck
Tel: +49 (0)341 9959 827
Fax: +49 (0)341 9959 999
eMail: lgr(at)