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Nobel laureate to pose solutions to energy problem, March 30

Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and the director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will speak on "The Energy Problem: Our Current Choices and Future Hopes" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in A-02 McDonnell Hall.

In addition to discussing today's options for securing clean, affordable and sustainable sources of energy, he is expected to describe some areas of energy research that may lead to transforming technologies.

Chu served as a professor of physics at Stanford University from 1987 until being named to his current position in 2004. For the previous nine years, he was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., where he began his groundbreaking work in cooling and trapping atoms by using laser light. This work eventually led to his sharing the Nobel Prize in physics in 1997.

Chu's talk is the physics department's 31st Annual Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture.

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