Edward Norton Lorenz. 23 May 1917 — 16 April 2008

T. N. Palmer


Ed Lorenz was a pioneer of chaos theory; he provided the first realization of a strange attractor based on a mathematical model of just three coupled differential equations. In addition, Ed made many seminal contributions to theoretical meteorology, not only in studies of the predictability of weather and climate, but also in advancing our basic understanding of the dynamics and thermodynamics of climate.