Honors

Ed Lorenz Lecture

The Ed Lorenz Lecture honors the life and work of the renowned mathematician and meteorologist for his pioneering work in nonlinear geophysics. This Nonlinear Geophysics section named lecture is presented annually at the AGU Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif. The Lorenz Lecture is webcast and made available as an archived presentation on the AGU website.

The Lorenz lecturer is selected in recognition of original contributions to the field of nonlinear geophysics.

Lecture Includes

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Lorenz Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

2017 Lorenz Lecturer: Richard Klein, Ergodicity and Phase Transitions and Their Implications for Earthquake Forecasting

To submit a nomination/recommendation for the Lorenz Lecture, please send to Lorenz Lecture Chair, Cecile Penland.

Previous Lorenz Lecturers

2001
Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Fractals as a Measure of Roughness in Earth Sciences


2002
Donald L. Turcotte
Self-Organized Complexity in Geophysics


2003
Rafael Bras
Wonders of Planet Earth: Complexity and Order in Earth Systems


2004
John Rundle
Process, Pattern, Prediction: Understanding Complexity in Driven Earth Systems


2005
Michael Ghil
The Earth as a complex system, and a simple way of looking at it


2006
Bach L. Hua
Nonlinear Dynamics of Zonal Jets in Planetary Atmospheres and Oceans


2007
Vijay PrasadDimri
Role of Fractals in Solid Earth Geophysics


2008
Daniel Schertzer
Predictability and Uncertainties in Geophysics: from the Butterfly Effect to Ensemble Predictions, Multifractal Predictability and the Anthropocene


2009
Surjalal Sharma
Complexity of Earth’s Magnetosphere: Coherence in a Multiscale Open System Presented


2010
Didier Sornette
Dragon-Kings, Black-Swans and Prediction


2012
Eugenia Kalnay
Fighting Chaos: Applications of Breeding


2013
Daniel Lathrop
Linear and nonlinear dynamics of liquid planetary cores

2014
Demetris Koutsoyiannis
Random musings on stochastics


2015
Shaun Lovejoy
Why the warming can’t be natural: the nonlinear geophysics of climate closure


2016
Vladimir Zakharov
Analytic theory of wind-driven seas (AGU On Demand Video – requires login)