Edward Lorenz dead at 90Unlikely_Hero (900172) writes "Edward Lorenz, considered one of the fathers of chaos theory, died of cancer Wednesday, April 16th at the age of 90. Lorenz was a meteorologist by trade but always loved numbers and in 1972 presented his paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?" which, along with the shape of the Lorenz accelerator, gave birth to the term "butterfly effect".
Dr. Lorenz, you will be sorely missed."
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