World leaders convened Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Institution for the inaugural Global Energy Forum to discuss the future of energy worldwide as the field continues to undergo major changes.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) selected Stanford physics professor Steven Chu as its president-elect on Jan. 9. Chu is also the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the School of Medicine as well as a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Bio-X.
SLAC and Stanford are joining forces to launch Bits & Watts, an initiative to design a 21st century electric grid to better accommodate clean energy sources.
Former Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu gave an energy/climate talk at Stanford on May 22. Chu advocated for greater energy efficiency, more renewable energy and breakthroughs in battery and grid technology. I applaud his record in increasing America’s energy efficiency, but even steady progress is insufficient. We are on a short fuse to break the backbone of civilization and trigger a 100,000 year climate catastrophe.
President Barack Obama has nominated Ernest Moniz Ph.D. ’72, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicist, as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy.
Chu’s appointment will mark his second stint at the University, where he had previously worked as a professor of physics and applied physics from 1987 to 2008.
SB 2X has been received positively by several Stanford experts, including Steve Eglash, a member of the Precourt Institute for Energy and the executive director of the Environment and Affiliates Program.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu joined politicians and scientists for a ceremony at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Monday to dedicate a new scientific instrument, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).