Lorenz, Edward N.

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  • 1917, May 23: Born, West Hartford, Conn.
  • 1938: A.B. in mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
  • 1940: A.M. in mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1942 - 1946 : Weather forecaster, United States Army Air Forces
  • 1948: Sc.D in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Married Jane Loban
  • 1955 - 1956 : Assistant professor of meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1961: Discovered deterministic chaos while working with computer models of weather systems
  • 1956 - 1962 : Associate professor of meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1962 - 1987 : Professor of meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1977 - 1981 : Head, Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1981 - 1987 : Emeritus status, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1983: Awarded Crafoord Prize, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1987: Retired, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1991: Awarded Kyoto Prize, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008, Apr. 16: Died, Cambridge, Mass.

From the guide to the Edward N. Lorenz Papers, circa 1895-2009, (bulk 1942-1991), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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