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Lorentz is a name derived from the Roman surname, Laurentius, which means "from Laurentum". It is the German form of Laurence. Notable people with the name include:

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  • Dominique Lorentz, French investigative journalist who has written books on the stakes and reality of nuclear proliferation, as well as a film documentary, La République Atomique ("The Atomic Republic"), which related terrorist acts in France in the 1980s to the nuclear program of Iran
  • Friedrich Lorentz, author of works on the Pomeranian language
  • Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853–1928), Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner, after whom the Lorentz transformation and Lorentz force are named.
  • Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz (1871–1944), Dutch explorer and diplomat
  • Jim Lorentz (born 1947), retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St
  • Lore Lorentz (1920–1994), German cabaret artist/standup comedian
  • Max Lorentz (born 1962), Swedish musician, songwriter and producer
  • Pare Lorentz (1905–1992), American author and film director
  • Stanisław Lorentz (1899–1991), Polish scholar of music and history of art. Lorentz conducted an intensive correspondence with Lithuanian art conservation specialist Vladas Drėma. The letters were published in 1998


  • Lorentz National Park is located in the Indonesian province of Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya (western New Guinea). With an area of 25,056 km² (9,674 mi²), it is the largest national park in South-East Asia.

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