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.
Q&A: Steven Chu on returning to Stanford, his time as U.S. Energy Secretary
Obama Wants $ 7-$ 9 Gas Prices. His Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, "openly suggested that higher gasoline prices would solve America’s energy problems forcing people to buy over-priced, inefficient alternative energy cars."
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