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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