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DeadBorn: 5/23/1917 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Cause of death: cancer
Full name: Edward Norton Lorenz
Noted For: meterologist; described the "butterfly effect" -- i.e. that the weather in one location could have been affected by something as minute as the flitting of a butterfly halfway across the world -- which was the first expression of "deterministic chaos" in modern science (1946).