Behind the scenes of
the wavelet revolution:
Ingrid Daubechies’ letters
to Yves Meyer
The letters of Ingrid Daubechies to Yves Meyer were scanned, transcribed and translated as a special project of Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) with support from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
Projects like this are a rare opportunity to consider the “thinking behind the theories”, and we are grateful to Ingrid Daubechies and Yves Meyer for their generosity in sharing this correspondence with the mathematical community. To learn more about the genesis of this project, see the editor’s foreword. The story of the correspondence itself and its intellectual context are laid out in Meyer’s detailed introduction.
Readers can access the letters in any of three ways:
- here directly on the Celebratio website in chronological order (English appears first, followed by the French transcription);
- as scans of the holograph originals (via the “PDF version” links that appear at the start of each page of transcriptions on this site); or
- as a freestanding electronic book, entitled Behind the scenes of the wavelet revolution: Ingrid Daubechies’ letters to Yves Meyer (via the “PDF version” link at right and below on this page). The book contains Meyer’s introduction and the entire sequence of letters, with English and French texts on facing pages for the reader’s convenience. A list of references is also included.