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
Q&A: Steven Chu on returning to Stanford, his time as U.S. Energy Secretary
Utility companies have been looking for new regulations and higher connection charges to save them from the death spiral spurred by a surge in rooftop solar installations. Instead, says former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, they should get into the rooftop solar business.