The Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis
and Applications was founded in the fall of 2004.
What is the Norbert Wiener Center and what does it do?
Overview of the Norbert Wiener Center by Director John J. Benedetto. (slides)
The Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications
provides a national focus for the broad emerging area of Mathematical
Engineering. It can be confidently asserted that Mathematical Engineering
will be to today's mathematics departments what Mathematical Physics was
to those of a century ago. At that time, Mathematical Physics provided the
impetus for tremendous advances within mathematics departments, with
particular impact in fields such as differential equations, operator
theory, and numerical analysis. Tools developed in these fields were
essential in the advances of applied physics, including the development of
the solid state devices which now enable our information economy.
In the coming years, Mathematical Engineering will impel the study of
fundamental harmonic analysis issues in the theory and applications of signal
processing, modeling, and control in the mathematics departments of the
near future. The results will help advance the technologies of the new