Wolfgang Hackbusch

Wolfgang Hackbusch (born 24 October 1948 in Westerstede, Lower Saxony) is a German mathematician, known for his pioneering research in multigrid methods and later hierarchical matrices, a concept generalizing the fast multipole method. He was a professor at the University of Kiel and is currently one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig.

Wolfgang Hackbusch
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Born (1948-10-24) October 24, 1948 (age 72)

Awards and honorsEdit


  • Multi-grid methods and applications, 1985, Springer Berlin, ISBN 3-540-12761-5; 2013 pbk reprint
  • Elliptic Differential Equations: Theory and Numerical Treatment, 1992, Springer Berlin, ISBN 978-3-540-54822-5
  • Iterative Solution of Large Sparse Systems of Equations, 1993, Springer Berlin, ISBN 978-0-387-94064-9
  • Integral Equations: Theory and Numerical Treatment, 1995, Birkhäuser, ISBN 978-3-7643-2871-9
  • Hierarchische Matrizen: Algorithmen und Analysis, 2009, Springer Berlin, ISBN 978-3-642-00221-2
  • Tensor spaces and numerical tensor calculus, 2012, Springer, Heidelberg ISBN 978-3-642-28026-9 ISBN 978-3-642-28027-6
  • The Concept of Stability in Numerical Mathematics, 2014, Springer, Leipzig ISBN 978-3-642-39385-3


  1. ^ Hackbusch, Wolfgang (1998). "From classical mathematics to scientific numerical computing". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. I. pp. 235–254.
  • Stefan Sauter and Gabriel Wittum, On the occasion of the 60th birthday of Wolfgang Hackbusch, Computing and Visualization in Science 11(2008) 191 DOI 10.1007/s00791-008-0123-z

External linksEdit

Wolfgang Hackbusch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Wolfgang Hackbusch at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig