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About Steven Chu
Born into a family of influential engineers meant that Steven Chu was exposed to the sciences at an early age.
He double-majored in mathematics and physics for his undergraduate degree and holds a PhD in physics.
He rose to fame through his award-winning research on laser cooling. The physicist was appointed to serve in the Obama administration as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy.
He was the grandson of Chinese-American hydraulic engineer Shu-tian Li and the son of chemical engineer Ju-Chin Chu. His elder brother, Gilbert Chu has been a Stanford Professor of Oncology and Biochemistry. His ex-wife, Lisa Thielbar bore him two sons. He married fellow physicist Jean Fetter in 1997.
He won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 and has received other awards such as Humboldt Prize and Golden Plate Award.
He has advocated for nuclear power and renewable energy research.
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Famous quotes by Steven Chu
By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.Steven Chu
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.Steven Chu
My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity.Steven Chu
Steven Chu's Popularity
Steven Chu is a famous American physicist, who was born on February 28, 1948. As a person born on this date, Steven Chu is listed in our database as the 88th most popular celebrity for the day (February 28) and the 252nd most popular for the year (1948).
People born on February 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Steven Chu is the 2885th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Steven Chu's birthday, Steven Chu is the 17569th most famous American and ranks 99th in famous people born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
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