4th lecture of Erwin Schrödinger Distinguished Lecture Series
04. Nov 2014 — The lecture took place on Friday, November 14th, 2014, at the Großer Festsaal of the University of Vienna, Austria. The lecture series are organized by the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology.
Dr. Steven Chu
"The Energy and Climate Challenges”
Science and technology advances that led to the industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world. I will give an “epidemiological” view of climate change, provide a progress report of progress in clean energy, and how sustainable energy can become the low cost energy option.
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research spans atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, biomedicine and batteries. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for the laser cooling and trapping of atoms.
From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy and the first scientist to hold a cabinet position since Ben Franklin.