The Lorenz Center


Raffaele Ferrari
Daniel H. Rothman


Understanding and predicting global climate change may be one of the most complex scientific challenges faced today. Launched in 2011, the Lorenz Center is a climate think tank devoted to fundamental inquiry. Emphasizing curiosity-driven research, the Center fosters creative approaches to learning how climate works.

Raffaele Ferrari, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, and Daniel H. Rothman, Professor of Geophysics, are leading this effort, which is named after their late colleague Edward N. Lorenz, the founder of modern chaos theory and an early contributor to theoretical climate science.