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Sparse Grids - The Movie

The sparse grid method is the basis for a large part of the research done in the department. Therefore often the situation arises that it has to be explained to students with little knowledge or people of other departments who are interested in this research field.

To give the person who has to explain the sparse grid method a helpful tool, it has been decided to create a tutorial film using the available facilities. Its task is to enable an easy approach to the sparse grid method in graphic pictures and based on common foundations.

The film was realized at TU München by Andreas Paul and Thomas Gerstner under the direction of Hans Bungartz. It is in German language.

(MPEG-Movie, Size: 360x270, 10 frames/second, total ~20 minutes)


  • H.-J. Bungartz, Dünne Gitter und deren Anwendung bei der adaptiven Lösung der dreidimensionalen Poisson-Gleichung, Dissertation, Institut für Informatik, TU München, 1992.
  • C. Zenger, Sparse grids, in “Parallel Algorithms for Partial Differential Equations, W. Hackbusch (ed.), Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics 31, Vieweg, 1991.