Steven Chu

Interview

Interview, August 2008

Interview with the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Steven Chu, 26 August 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.

Steven Chu discusses dropping out of high school for three months, deciding to study physics instead of mathematics (4:54), working at Bell Labs and the rediscovery that led to his optical molasses proposal (12:01), transitioning to research in biophysics (27:02), and his opinion that “getting to a sustainable world is a problem that scientists have an opportunity and duty to solve” (37:47).

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MLA style: Steven Chu – Interview. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2019. Wed. 26 Jun 2019. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1997/chu/interview/>

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