Nobelist Steven Chu to give lecture at OHSU, April 23

Steven Chu, Ph.D.
Steven Chu, Ph.D.

Next up in the 125th Anniversary Lecture series is Steven Chu, Ph.D., Nobel Prize Winner, physicist and outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: OHSU Auditorium
Who: All OHSU faculty, staff and trainees.

*Lecture is free, but a reservation is suggested, as seating is limited and a large audience is expected. Please RSVP.

About the lecture: “Dr. Chu goes to Washington”

Human health and well-being depend on a healthy global environment. Dr. Chu will discuss his vision of our energy future and how innovations in technology and public policy can help us/U.S. lead the world to a sustainable future.

Dr. Chu is a distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997). He served as the United States Secretary of Energy from January 2009 to April 2013. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Chu was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab where he led the lab in pursuit of alternative and renewable energy technologies; he also taught at the University of California as a professor of physics and molecular and cell biology.

Dr. Chu’s research in atomic physics, quantum electronics, polymer and biophysics includes tests of fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level, and the development and application of nanometer resolution optical microscopy in biological and biomedical sciences. While a professor at Stanford, he helped start Bio-X, a multi-disciplinary initiative that brings together the physical and biological sciences with engineering and medicine.

OHSU is pleased to concurrently welcome Dr. Chu as the 2013 Mark O. Hatfield lecturer. School of Medicine partner: Department of Biomedical Engineering, OHSU Office of Community Relations.

Questions? Contact the School of Medicine Dean’s Office.