Papers pertain primarily to topics in
physics and include notes, overhead transparencies from his lectures, reprints, articles,
memos, proposals, correspondence, charts, and drawings. Subjects include electric dipole
moment, diode lasers, and dye lasers; and there are some materials pertaining to
departmental matters. Also included in the collection is the 1989 paper by P. Galison, B.
Hevly, and R. Lowen, "Controlling the Monster - Stanford and the Growth of Physics Research,
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and
Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. From January 2009 until April, 2013, Dr. Chu
served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama. During his tenure,
the Department of Energy annual budget was approximately $26 Billion and was entrusted an
additional $36 B through the Recovery Act.
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