Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics 1997; 566 pp; hardcover Volume: 52 ISBN10: 0821804529 ISBN13: 9780821804520 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: PSAPM/52
 One of the great mathematicians of this century, Norbert Wiener was a universal thinker of colossal proportions. This book contains the proceedings of the Norbert Wiener Centenary Congress held at Michigan State University on November 27December 3, 1994. The aim of the Congress was to reveal the depth and strong coherence of thought that runs through Wiener's legacy, and to exhibit its continuation in ongoing research. This volume brings together the great minds who have furthered Wiener's ideas in physics, stochastics, harmonic analysis, philosophy, prosthesis and cybernetics. The presentations coherently lay out the developments of the subjects from their inception. This volume provides an excellent pathway for new investigators who may wish to pursue these developments by following the footsteps of world experts. There is no other book available in which experts in the various fields in which Weiner worked have presented his thoughts and contributions in such a coherent and lucid manner. Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians, physicists, engineers, statisticians, probabilitists, computer scientists, historians, and philosophers of science interested in one or more of the ideas of Norbert Wiener and/or the individual areas covered in the volume. Table of Contents  S. Molchanov  WienerKolmogorov conception of the stochastic organization of nature
 O. Penrose  The Wiener programme in statistical physics. Is it feasible in the light of recent developments?
 L. Gross  The mathematical ramifications of Wiener's program in statistical physics
 D. R. Adams  Potential capacity before and after Wiener
 J. J. Benedetto  Generalized harmonic analysis and Gabor and wavelet systems
 J. Bart, I. Gohberg, and M. A. Kaashoek  WienerHopf equations and linear systems
 P. Malliavin  Complex harmonic analysis in the aftermath of PaleyWiener
 H. G. Feichtinger  Amalgam spaces and generalized harmonic analysis
 I. Segal  Wiener space and nonlinear quantum field theory
 S. Albeverio  Wiener and Feynmanpath integrals and their applications
 J. R. Klauder  Optical coherence before and after Wiener
 E. A. Carlen  Wiener and the problem of "Hidden Parameters" in quantum mechanics
 E. F. Thomas  Finite path integrals
 R. L. Warnock  Joint probabilities of noncommuting observables and the EinsteinPodolskyRosen question in WienerSiegel quantum theory
 G. Gale  The role of Leibniz and Haldane in Wiener's cybernetics
 H. P. Stapp  Quantum mechanical coherence, resonance, and mind
 K. H. Pribram  What is mind that the brain may order it?
 J. Rissanen  ShannonWiener information and stochastic complexity
 D. L. Burkholder  Sharp norm comparison of Martingale maximal functions and stochastic integrals
 S. Watanabe  Stochastic analysis on Wiener space
 G. Kallianpur  Stochastic filtering: A part of stochastic nonlinear analysis
 N. K. Bose  The theory of learning before and after Wiener
 R. W. Mann  Sensory and motor prostheses in the aftermath of Wiener
 D. Roseman  On Wiener's thought in the computer as an aid in visualizing higherdimensional forms and its modern ramifications
 P. R. Masani  Norbert Wiener and the future of cybernetics
 Letter to Norbert Wiener from John von Neumann
 B. McMillan  Scientific impact of the work of C. E. Shannon
 J. Ramaekers  Citation and award of the Norbert Wiener Centenary Medal to Professor C. E. Shannon (in absentia)
 D. Gabor  Wiener and the art of communication
 Academic vita of Norbert Wiener
 Doctoral students of Norbert Wiener
 Bibliography of Norbert Wiener
 Defense Department documents
 List of participants (Norbert Wiener centenary congress)
