Steven Chu

Climate Change and technical paths to a sustainable future

Professor Steven Chu, Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize of Physics and former Secretary of Energy.

The industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world, but the unintended consequence of these revolutions is that humans are changing the climate of Earth. I will briefly describe new ominous data on climate change and then turn to how science and technology innovation can provide a low-cost path to clean energy solutions and a more sustainable world.

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Bio of Steven Chu
Dr. Chu is the co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping and has received numerous other prestigious awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology.

He received an A.B. degree in mathematics and a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as 31 honorary degrees.
Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 2009 until the end of April 2013. As the first scientist to hold a Cabinet position and the longest-serving Energy Secretary, he recruited outstanding scientists and engineers into the Department of Energy.

He has published over 280 papers in atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, batteries, and other energy technologies. He holds 14 patents and an additional six patent filings since 2015.

There will be a reception after the DTU Ørsted Lecture, where you are more than welcome to attend.


Mon 04 Dec 17
15:00 - 16:00




Building 303A, Aditorium 42
2800 Kgs. Lyngby