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Edward Norton Lorenz

1917 - 2008

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Edward Norton Lorenz (May 23, 1917 – April 16, 2008) was an American mathematician and meteorologist who established the theoretical basis of weather and climate predictability, as well as the basis for computer-aided atmospheric physics and meteorology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Norton Lorenz has received more than 528,242 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Edward Norton Lorenz is the 120th most popular mathematician (down from 107th in 2019), the 886th most popular biography from United States (down from 723rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Mathematician.

Edward Norton Lorenz is most famous for his discovery of the butterfly effect.

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Among mathematicians, Edward Norton Lorenz ranks 120 out of 823Before him are Josef Stefan, Christopher Clavius, Hermann Weyl, Leonid Kantorovich, Émile Borel, and Aloysius Lilius. After him are Ferdinand von Lindemann, Andrew Wiles, Marian Rejewski, Brook Taylor, Henri Lebesgue, and Herbert A. Hauptman.

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Among people born in 1917, Edward Norton Lorenz ranks 37Before him are Ferdinand Marcos, Dizzy Gillespie, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Danielle Darrieux, John Lee Hooker, and Thelonious Monk. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Barry Nelson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kiro Gligorov, Fernando Rey, and Herbert A. Hauptman. Among people deceased in 2008, Edward Norton Lorenz ranks 29Before him are Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, and John Archibald Wheeler. After him are Willis Lamb, Lansana Conté, Mel Ferrer, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Jörg Haider.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Norton Lorenz ranks 886 out of 18,182Before him are Phil Spector (1939), Ferid Murad (1936), John L. Hall (1934), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Halle Berry (1966), and Little Richard (1932). After him are Al Jarreau (1940), Meg Ryan (1961), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Leon Festinger (1919), Stephen Covey (1932), and Steve Martin (1945).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Edward Norton Lorenz ranks 6Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Claude Shannon (1916), Norbert Wiener (1894), and Katherine Johnson (1918). After him are Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).