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Photos of Edward Lorenz

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Slideshow: Edward Lorenz, 1956
Slideshow: A plot of the Lorenz attractor for the values r = 28, s = 10, b = 8/3
Slideshow: “Fast Eddy” and the Meteorology Department’s softball team, 1979.
Slideshow: Baseball Team Fast Eddy.jpg
Caption: Fast Eddy and teammates, 1979.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: Edward Lorenz and his wife, Jane, on Cape Cod.
Slideshow: Lorenz hiking in November 2003 at Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: Edward Lorenz
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
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