Steven Chu

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Birthday
28, 1948
Birthplace
Missouri
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Birthday
28, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Missouri

About

American physicist who was the US Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 for his contributions to the cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light.

Before Fame

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

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.

Family Life

He married Jean Fetter in 1997.

Associated With

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