Lorenz Center

Named after the late MIT meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz, a pioneer of chaos theory, the Lorenz Center at MIT fosters creative approaches to increasing fundamental understanding.

Kerry Emanuel (last_name@mit.edu)


Understanding and predicting global climate change may be one of the most complex scientific challenges faced today. MIT’s School of Science recently launched the Lorenz Center, a new climate think tank devoted to fundamental inquiry. By emphasizing curiosity-driven research, the Center fosters creative approaches to learning how climate works.

Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Meteorology, 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.