Celebrating the Science of Jule Charney & Ed Lorenz

Friday, February 02, 2018 at 8:30am to 5:45pm

Building 54, 100
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

We invite you to a symposium celebrating the diverse and enduring scientific legacies of former MIT professors Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz, groundbreaking contemporaries of the 20th century whose seminal contributions to atmospheric dynamics and chaos theory launched modern meteorology and transformed numerous other scientific disciplines. Their stories illustrate the critical and far-reaching value of basic scientific research.

Day 1: Thursday, February 1st 

11:00AM – 12:30PM | Room 54-923, Green Building
Coffee and Luncheon in the Ida Green Lounge Room 54-923, Green Building

1:00PM – 5:30PM | Room 54-100Please note this is a change to the originally advertised location
An afternoon of presentations and informal remarks by former colleagues, friends, family, and students to mark the recent centenary of the births of Jule Charney and Ed Lorenz. Throughout the day, there will be an “open mic” for guests to share their vignettes and reminiscences.

Reception and dinner to follow at 6PM
MIT Faculty Club, Samberg Conference Center (E52)
(We are sorry but the reception and dinner is now sold out.)

Day 2: Friday, February 2nd         —Open to the public—
8:30AM – 5:30PM | MIT Wong Auditorium, Room E51-115

A scientific symposium presented by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, and co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund, featuring presentations by colleagues from across MIT and the scientific community.

Please register: HERE

LIVECAST LINK: web.mit.edu/webcast/EAPS/1806/

FULL AGENDA ONLINE: bit.ly/charney-lorenz-agenda

For more information: John Marshall | jmarsh@mit.edu -or- Faith Zhang | fhzhang@mit.edu

This symposium is presented by: The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences - Co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund.

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Jim Fleming

Jim Fleming left a positive review Friday, February 02, 2018

Heartwarming and very informative from viewpoints of history and current science legacy.