Steven Chu

  • Climate and energy
  • Lecture

Prof. Steven Chu is a pioneer in renewable energy research. He discovered lasers early on and found a way to use lasers to cool atoms with his “atom trap,” which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1997. A few years ago, he caused a stir when he called for all the world’s roofs to be painted white to counteract climate change.

Chu comes from a Chinese immigrant family that found its way to the United States via Europe, where he grew up in New York’s Garden City. He studied at the University of Berkeley and then moved to Bell Labs in Murray Hills, N.J. In 1987, he succeeded Heidelberg Nobel laureate Theodor Hänsch at Stanford University and in 2004 became director of the 4,000-employee Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. Multi-faceted in his interests and a hustler in the world of science, Chu was eventually appointed Secretary of Energy in President Obama’s first cabinet.

His motto, “Do something that matters,” also stands for the DAI.

Language: English

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