Massachusetts Technology Institute
During the second world war, he served as a weather forecaster for the U.S. air force. After returning from the war, he decided to study meteorology, where earned two degrees from the Massachusetts Technology Institute (MIT), where he later taught for many years. Professor Emeritus at MIT since 1981, Lorenz received many awards for his work which include: 1969 Carl Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, American Meteorological Society. 1973 Symons Memorial Gold Medal, Royal Meteorological Society.
1975 Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.). 1981 Member, Norwegian Academy of Sciences (and Letters). 1983 Prize Crafoord, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 1984 Honorary Member, Royal Meteorological Society. 1991 Kyoto Prize for his boldest scientific achievement in discovering deterministic chaos… 2004 12 May Buys Ballot medal. Lorenz built a mathematical model very simplified, it tried to capture the behavior of convection in the atmosphere. Lorenz studied its model solutions and realized that minimal alterations in the values of the variables initial resulted in widely divergent solutions.
This sensitive dependence on initial conditions was later known as the butterfly effect. Their research gave rise to a renewed interest in the theory of chaos. Lorenz was devoted to exploring the underlying mathematics and published his conclusions in a work entitled flow deterministic not newspaper in which he described a system relatively simple equations that gave rise to a pattern of infinite complexity, called Lorenz attractor between their publications 1955 Available potential energy and the maintenance of the general circulation. Tellus. Vol.7 1963 Deterministic nonperiodic flow. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. Vol.20: 130 141. 1967 The nature and theory of the general circulation of atmosphere. World Meteorological Organization. No.218 1969 Three approaches to atmospheric predictability programme. Bull. American Meteorological Society. Harris 1976 Nondeterministic theories of climate change. Quaternary Research. Vol.6 1990 Can chaos and intransitivity lead to interannual variability? Tellus. Vol.42A 2005 Designing Chaotic Models. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences: Vol.