Steven Chu delivers the 31st Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture at
Princeton University March 30, 2006:
"The energy problem: our current choices and future hopes"


Dr. Chu is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and the 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics.
When asked at the end of his public lecture which single new energy technology he would bet on to help solve the energy crisis he responded:
".....synthetic biology (genetic engineering) applied to algae looks to be promising in the short term as a means to produce fuels. Biomimetic approaches will need to be developed that have longer durability and use less land mass."

Dr. Chu is shown with Dr. Charles Dismukes touring the facility of the BioSolarH2 team in the Chemistry Department at Princeton.