Professor Leo Kadanoff was the first Visiting Scientist the Lorenz Center in Spring 2012, and was a Houghton Lecture speaker. Professor Kadanoff, a professor emeritus of physics and mathematics at the University of Chicago and a member of the Perimeter Institute, has made fundamental contributions to research in phase transitions, dynamical systems, fluid flow, and complex systems. He will return to the Lorenz Center for another two-week visit in late October.
During the week, Leo met with faculty and researchers within EAPS, the School of Science, and across MIT. He also gave two Houghton Lectures, entitled Making a Splash; Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Physical Systems on April 27th and Small Programs, Big Ideas: “In Praise of “Little Science” on May 3rd.