Hugo Steinhaus Center
Mathematics, pure and applied, is often perceived by the community of users as increasingly isolated from its sister sciences and from the needs of industry. The goal of the Hugo Steinhaus Center is to organize, encourage and support research on and education in stochastic techniques as applied in science and technology. A study of related theoretical mathematical issues is an integral part of the Center's research. Random and chaotic phenomena provide the unifying intelectual theme of the Center, and represent an area where certain frontiers of mathematics, economics, natural sciences, and engineering can fully overlap on problems that are fundamental and yet have practical implications in finance and technology. A feature of the Center is a synthesis of viewpoints of mathematicians, economists, computer scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers, working in the Center on equal footing.