Wavelets: a mathematical synthesis of ideas from many fields

featuring Dr. Ingrid Daubechies

Tuesday, September 19 at 8:00 pm

(in person)

Wavelets and the wavelet transform, which are mathematical tools used to extract and analyze data, were formulated in the 1980s; they brought together in one concept ideas from many fields, including quantum mechanics, harmonic analysis of singular operators, geophysics, computer vision, and electrical engineering.  The synthesis of these ideas into one family of tools led to applications in many directions, ranging from astrophysics to medical imaging and sports transmissions.  Explore the fascinating topic of wavelets with the woman behind the concept, Dr. Ingrid Daubechies.

Join MoMath in welcoming Ingrid Daubechies — a Belgian physicist and mathematician; member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a 1992 MacArthur Fellow; and the first female President of the International Mathematical Union — to the Museum for a special evening presentation as MoMath’s 2023–2034 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics.

This presentation is free to all attendees.