Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will deliver the third Herman Cummins Lecture at The City College of New York 3 p.m. Friday, April 17. Entitled "Microscopy 2.0 plus Energy and Climate Change," his talk in the North Academic Center room 0/201, will survey microscopy, energy, climate change and the transition to a sustainable world.
Chu served as the Secretary of Energy from January 21, 2009, to April 22, 2013. He was charged with helping implement President Obama's agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis and create millions of new jobs.
He was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997.
About the Herman Z. Cummins Lecture The Cummins Lecture honors the memory of Dr. Herman Z. Cummins, City College distinguished professor of physics and member of the physics department from 1976 until his death in 2010. Professor Cummins was a leader in the field of laser spectroscopy as well as a member of the National Academy of Science and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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