MIT on Chaos and Climate

A Two-Day Centenary Celebration of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz
February 1st & 2nd, 2018

We invite you to a symposium celebrating the diverse and enduring scientific legacies of former MIT professors Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz, groundbreaking contemporaries of the 20th century whose seminal contributions to atmospheric dynamics and chaos theory launched modern meteorology and transformed numerous other scientific disciplines. Their stories illustrate the critical and far-reaching value of basic scientific research.

Thursday, February 1st        

11:00AM – 12:30PM | Room 54-923, Green Building
Coffee and Luncheon in the Ida Green Lounge Room 54-923, Green Building

1:00PM – 5:30PM | Room 54-100 Please note this is a change to the originally advertised location

An afternoon of presentations and informal remarks by former colleagues, friends, family, and students to mark the recent centenary of the births of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz. Throughout the day, there will be an “open mic” for guests to share their vignettes and reminiscences.

Reception and dinner to follow at 6PM
MIT Faculty Club, Samberg Conference Center (E52)
(We are sorry but the reception and dinner are now sold out.)


Friday, February 2nd         —Open to the public—
8:30AM – 5:30PM | MIT Wong Auditorium, Room E51-115


A scientific symposium presented by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, and co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund, featuring presentations by colleagues from across MIT and the scientific community.

Please register: HERE


This symposium is presented by: The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences - Co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund.