Photos of Edward Lorenz More Photos of Edward Lorenz by MIT News Staff February 22, 2011 Sponsored by Edward Lorenz, 1956 A plot of the Lorenz attractor for the values r = 28, s = 10, b = 8/3 “Fast Eddy” and the Meteorology Department’s softball team, 1979. Baseball Team Fast Eddy.jpg Caption: Fast Eddy and teammates, 1979. hiking in the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado, with Jim Fullmer, PhD ’79, in the 1970s. An avid climber, Lorenz scaled the Matterhorn and Mt. Blanc in the Alps, Fullmer says. Edward Lorenz and his wife, Jane, on Cape Cod. Lorenz hiking in November 2003 at Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine. hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in November 2004. Jim Fullmer, PhD ’79, notes that Lorenz climbed all of the 4,000-foot peaks of the White Mountains—twice. Edward Lorenz Professor Lorenz presented an annual guest lecture to the Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos class. Here, he gives such a presentation in the fall of 2005. During his 2005 guest lecture, Professor Lorenz discussed the behavior of one of the first systems that led him toward a lifelong study of chaos. Here, he discusses some of the signals that the system displayed before entering the regime of non-linear, chaotic behavior.