Friday, April 18, 2008

Father of Chaos Theory, Edward Lorenz, Dies

Edward Lorenz, a long-time MIT meteorologist, died in his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts today. He was 90.

Lorenz is famous for having introduced the world to chaos theory, which holds that small differences in the initial conditions of a system can have outsized impacts on its functioning, a phenomenon sometimes called the "butterfly effect."

The AP has an obituary out by veteran science writer Seth Borenstein.

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