TUM interactive

TUM interactive is an entertaining and informative tour round the 14 faculties of the Technical University of Munich. Within each faculty, interactive animations, simulations, games or puzzles, give insight into aspects of the subject matter covered by that faculty. The app is not intended to be a scientific treatise, but rather a kind of coffee-table book, in which to browse, discover, and return to again and again.

To reach the interactive animations, simply click on the pictures to the right of the texts!

For background information and instructions on how the simulations work, just press the button of the animation you have chosen.

Authors and contributors

Aaron Montag has developed this Web version based on the iOS Version of Jürgen Richter-Gebert.

Aaron Montag is a research associate at the Technical University of Munich. He is doing his Ph.D. studies at the Chair for Geometry and Visualisation and has developed the framework CindyGL. This software is used for those visualizations in the App, which make heavy demands on the graphics card, such as the architecture models, the fluid-simulation, the raytracing, the 3D-CT picture and the predator-prey-simulation.

Jürgen Richter-Gebert is a professor for Geometry and Visualisation in the Faculty of Mathematics of the Technical University of Munich. His main field of work is the interactive visualisation of scientific contents. Under the label science-to-touch, he has for many years been developing apps, which aim to convey scientific and related topics to the user in a clear and lively manner. Amongst these is the award-wining ornament drawing app iOrnament and the interactive mathematics app Math-To-Touch.

Many thanks go to Berhard O. Werner for providing visualisations which were created within the development of the interactive school book ALICE fractions in cooperation with the TUM School of Education. Equally, our thanks go to Jutta Niebauer, for correcting such a multitude of texts. Another great Thank You goes to Diane Clayton-Winter and to James Cohen for creating English translations in close to zero time.

Our particular thanks go to Danail Obreschkow who has kindly permitted us to used his picture sequence from the app Cosmic Eye for our visualisation of a flight through the dimensions of the universe.

Technical background

All visualisations in this app have been created using the Cinderella/CindyJS framework. This is an authoring system for the interactive visualization of mathematics-related coherencies. The framework, which has been continually developed and advanced for more than 25 years, is based on JavaScript, enabling easy inclusion in websites and apps. Visualisations which require intensive use of the graphic card such as the architecture models, the 3D-CT picture and the predator-prey-simulation, have been created with the plugin CindyGL, developed by Aaron Montag.