We must rely on scientific inquiry to determine whether and how climate is being affected by human activity. The establishment of the Lorenz Center is an important step in bringing new and creative methods to bear on this fundamental and important problem.
—Marc Kastner
Dean of the MIT School of Science
The Lorenz Center at MIT is devoted to learning how climate works. Named after the late MIT meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz, a pioneer of chaos theory, the Center fosters creative approaches to increasing fundamental understanding.
May 28, 2017, marks the centenary of Ed Lorenz's birth. Read Kerry Emanuel's reflection on his legacy, or see the full list of his publications.