Celebrating the Science of Jule Charney & Ed Lorenz

Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 12:00pm to 7:00pm

More dates through February 2, 2018

MIT, Building 6, 120

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 

—We are sorry but February 1st is sold out. Please feel free to register for the February 2nd symposium HERE 

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 6-120
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 7PM
MIT Faculty Club, Samberg Conference Center (E52)


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

FULL AGENDA ONLINE: bit.ly/charney-lorenz

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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