Speaker: Palle Jorgensen (University of Iowa).

Title: "Wavelets: Multiplicity theory, and group symmetries".


It is typically accepted that the Hilbert space where wavelet expansions are analyzed is L2(Rd). But there are other choices that naturally present themselves, both from the point of view of the theory and of its applications.

We will show that these other Hilbert spaces are natural when the familiar context, and formulation of scaling identity, and spaces of resolution/detail, is expanded somewhat. The applications of our results include: Our theory still begins with an analysis of subspaces which are invariant under translations by the lattice Zd, and with an associated multiplicity function. We will further sketch recent joint work with Larry Baggett, Kathy Merrill, and Judy Packer where we show that our multiplicity analysis lets us understand a family of multi-wavelets as a fibered bundle, with an infinite-dimensional group acting naturally over each fiber. This generalizes a formulation which originated in other joint research of the speaker with Ola Bratteli, within the more traditional context of multiresolutions. In this case, the multiplicity is one, and our group acts transitively on the family of all wavelet filters.

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