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Steven Chu is an American physicist and former government official. He is a Nobel laureate and was the 12th United States Secretary of Energy. He is currently the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He is known for his research at the University of California, Berkeley, and his research at Bell Laboratories and Stanford University regarding the cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, for which he shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Daniel Phillips.Chu served as United States Secretary of Energy under the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. At the time of his appointment as Energy Secretary, Chu was a professor of physics and molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research was concerned primarily with the study of biological systems at the single molecule level. Chu resigned as energy secretary on April 22, 2013. He returned to Stanford as Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology.

Steven Chu
Chu in 2014
12th United States Secretary of Energy
In office
January 21, 2009 – April 22, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyDaniel Poneman
Preceded bySamuel Bodman
Succeeded byErnest Moniz
Personal details
Born (1948-02-28) February 28, 1948 (age 74)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic[1][2]
Spouse(s)Lisa Chu-Thielbar (divorced)
Jean Fetter
(m. 1997)
EducationUniversity of Rochester (BA, BS)
University of California, Berkeley (MS, PhD)
OccupationPolitician, writer
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1997)
WebsiteUniversity website
Scientific career
FieldsAtomic physics, biological physics, polymer physics
ThesisObservation of the forbidden magnetic dipole transition 6²P1/2-7²P1/2 in atomic thallium (1976)
Doctoral advisorEugene D. Commins
Doctoral studentsMichale Fee
Chinese name
Hanyu PinyinZhū Dìwén
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Dr. Steven Chu is a prominent physicist and scientist of Chinese-American heritage who served as the United States Secretary of Energy. Steven was born to two Chinese parents who had fled their homeland to escape the travails of war. Deciding that education was of paramount importance, Steven's family moved to a large city in the northeast with quality schools but few Asian families. Under tremendous family pressure to compete academically, Chu went on to form a stellar career at a prominent northeastern university. After graduating, Chu was recognized for his breakthrough research work as a student, and given a prominent position as a researcher at a major lab. Chu continued to develop breakthroughs in understanding energy technologies, and eventually he and his fellow scientists were awarded with the most famous award in academic achievement. Chu continued to develop new lines of research into the physical properties of energy development and use, and became the head of one of the country's most prestigious research institutions. Eventually, Chu was tapped for a high-level cabinet position, and spent a full term in office investing in innovative new policies and projects. Today, Dr. Steven Chu is a respected academic and scholarly expert in many hard scientific disciplines, and a role model to many members of the Asian-American society

Steven Chu Family life


He married Jean Fetter in 1997.


Steven Chu Before Fame


He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.

Steven Chu Trivia


He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the Academia Sinica.


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He was appointed the Secretary of Energy by President Barack Obama.

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Facts About Steven Chu


● Steven Chu was born on February 28, 1948 (age 74) in Missouri, United States
● He is a celebrity physicist
● In His career, Steven Chu has achieved a Nobel Prize in Physics, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
● He attended University of California, Berkeley (1976)
● He had 2 children Michael Chu, Geoffrey Chu
● His spouse is Jean H. Chu (m. 1997)
● Steven Chu has 2 siblings in His family: Morgan Chu, Gilbert Chu

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