Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced $5 million to establish the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute as part of the Obama Administration’s “Big Data Research and Development Initiative,” which was announced on March 29, 2012, and takes aim at improving the nation’s ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data.
Steven Chu 1997 Born: 28 February 1948, St. Louis, MO, USA Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Prize motivation: "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light" Field: Atomic physics
Steven Chu (born February 28, 1948) is an American physicist who served as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. Chu is known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light for which he was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Q&A: Steven Chu on returning to Stanford, his time as U.S. Energy Secretary