IST Lecture: Steven Chu

Climate change, clean energy and nanotechnology for energy

On November 30, 2016, Steven Chu, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University, will give an IST Lecture titled “Climate change, clean energy and nanotechnology for energy”. The industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world, but the unintended consequence of these revolutions is that we are changing the climate of Earth. In his talk, Steven Chu will briefly describe new satellite data monitoring climate change, how to make a low cost transition to clean energy, and how nanotechnology can help us meet the challenge.

In addition to receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics for the laser cooling and atom trapping, shared with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Phillips in 1997, Steven Chu also holds 26 honorary degrees and is a member of numerous prestigious academies and societies such as the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academia Sinica.

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