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**Barbara Burke Hubbard** (born 1948)^{[1]} is an American science journalist, mathematics popularizer, textbook author, and book publisher, known for her books on wavelet transforms and multivariable calculus.

Burke Hubbard is the daughter of *Los Angeles Times* reporter Vincent J. Burke, and spent a year in high school living in Moscow when Burke was stationed there in 1964.^{[2]}^{[3]} She was an undergraduate at Harvard University, initially majoring in biology but switching to English,^{[2]} and graduating in 1969.^{[4]} She became a science writer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a journalist for *The Ithaca Journal*,^{[2]} and was the 1981 winner of the AAAS Westinghouse Science Journalism Award in the small newspaper category, for her articles on acid rain in *The Ithaca Journal*.^{[5]}

She married mathematician John H. Hubbard, with whom she has four children, and with her family has split her time between Ithaca, New York, and Marseille, France, with shorter-term stays elsewhere.^{[2]}

Burke Hubbard is the author of a popular mathematics book on wavelet transforms, originally published in French as *Ondes et ondelettes: la saga d’un outil mathématique* (Pour la Science, 1995). It won the Prix d'Alembert of the Société mathématique de France,^{[4]}^{[6]} and Hubbard became the first winner of this prize who was not French.^{[4]} The English edition of the same book, *The world according to wavelets: the story of a mathematical technique in the making*, was published in 1996 by A K Peters, with a second edition in 1998. It was also translated into German by M. Basler as *Wavelets: Die Mathematik der kleinen Wellen* (Birkhäuser, 1997).^{[7]} With her husband, she wrote a textbook on multivariate calculus, *Vector calculus, linear algebra, and differential forms: A unified approach* (Prentice Hall, 1999; 5th ed., 2015).^{[8]} She has also translated the book *Biochronological correlations* by Jean Guex from French into English.^{[9]}

In 2001, Burke Hubbard founded the mathematics book publisher Matrix Editions.^{[2]}

**^**Birth year from Library of Congress catalog entry, retrieved 2021-11-04- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}*Biographical sketch of Barbara Burke Hubbard*, Matrix Editions, retrieved 2021-11-04 **^**"Vincent J. Burke, 53, Dies; Los Angeles Times Writer",*The New York Times*, 8 May 1973- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}Martin, Jean (September–October 1999), "Mathematical Translator",*Harvard Magazine* **^**"1981 AAAS awards presented in Washington",*Science*,**215**(4533): 652, February 1982, Bibcode:1982Sci...215..652., doi:10.1126/science.215.4533.652, PMID 17842388**^***Les lauréats du Prix d'Alembert 1984–2000*(in French), Société mathématique de France, retrieved 2021-11-04**^**Reviews of*Ondes et ondelettes*and*The world according to wavelets*:- Paul J. Campbell,
*Mathematics Magazine*, doi:10.1080/0025570X.1997.11996546, ProQuest 229838249 - David Jerison,
*The American Mathematical Monthly*, [1] - J. S. Joel, Zbl 0855.42020
- Fritz Keinert, MR1385922
- Katherine Livingston,
*Science*, JSTOR 2890406 - Francois G. Meyer, "Foray beyond Fourier",
*Nature*, doi:10.1038/385130a0 - Mary Beth Ruskai,
*American Scientist*, JSTOR 27856711 - Erika B. Truckson,
*The Mathematics Teacher*, JSTOR 27970079, ProQuest 204664525 *L'Enseignement Mathématique*, [2]

- Paul J. Campbell,
**^**Reviews of*Vector calculus, linear algebra, and differential forms*:- Gizem Karaali,
*MAA Reviews*, [3] - Helmut Köcher, Zbl 0918.00001
- James Allen Morrow,
*SIAM Review*, JSTOR 20454184 - Jeffrey Nunemacher,
*The American Mathematical Monthly*, doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.124.6.572, JSTOR 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.124.6.572 - Sergei V. Rogosin, Zbl 1397.00010
- Warwick Tucker,
*The American Mathematical Monthly*, doi:10.2307/3647874, JSTOR 3647874 - W. P. Ziemer, MR1657732

- Gizem Karaali,
**^**Review of*Biochronological correlations*: Bernhard K. Maloney,*GeoJournal*, JSTOR 41146128