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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre. Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Switching to light-coloured roofs and roadways would have the equivalent effect on greenhouse gas emissions Switching to light-coloured roofs and roadways would have the equivalent effect on greenhouse gas emissions to taking one billion cars off the road for eleven years. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region of higher laser intensity. The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region of higher laser intensity. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I'm the least-educated person in my immediate family. My two other brothers have multiple advanced I'm the least-educated person in my immediate family. My two other brothers have multiple advanced degrees, and I only have one. [ ... ] Actually, now that I've got a Nobel Prize, I feel equal. — Steven Chu
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Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Just refrigerator efficiency saves more energy than all that we're generating from renewables, excluding hydroelectric Just refrigerator efficiency saves more energy than all that we're generating from renewables, excluding hydroelectric power ... I cannot impress upon you how important energy efficiency is. It doesn't mean you eat lukewarm food and your beers are lukewarm. You can still have it; you just make a better thing — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000, but to our There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000, but to our parents, the determining factor was the quality of the public school system. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Science is really about describing the way the universe works in one aspect or another Science is really about describing the way the universe works in one aspect or another in all branches of science-how a life-form works, how this works, how that works ... You have to have a natural curiosity for that. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I've always been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, who articulated his Dream of an I've always been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, who articulated his Dream of an America where people are judged not by skin color but "by the content of their character." In the scientific world, people are judged by the content of their ideas. Advances are made with new insights, but the final arbitrator of any point of view are experiments that seek the unbiased truth, not information cherry picked to support a particular point of view. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Geometry was the first exciting course I remember. Geometry was the first exciting course I remember. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: What the American family does not want is to pay an increasing fraction of their What the American family does not want is to pay an increasing fraction of their budget, their precious dollars, for energy costs. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Coal is My Worst Nightmare. Coal is My Worst Nightmare. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I called my mother up when they announced the Nobel Prize, waiting until 7 in I called my mother up when they announced the Nobel Prize, waiting until 7 in the morning. She said, That's nice - and when are you going to see me next? — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: For the better part of my last semester at Garden City High, I constructed a For the better part of my last semester at Garden City High, I constructed a physical pendulum and used it to make a "precision" measurement of gravity. The years of experience building things taught me skills that were directly applicable to the construction of the pendulum. Twenty-five years later, I was to develop a refined version of this measurement using laser-cooled atoms in an atomic fountain interferometer. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: The ideal protective layer for a lithium metal anode needs to be chemically stable to The ideal protective layer for a lithium metal anode needs to be chemically stable to protect against the chemical reactions with the electrolyte and mechanically strong to withstand the expansion of the lithium during charge, — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I believe [the Department of Energy] should be judged not by the money we direct I believe [the Department of Energy] should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions. The Department of Energy serves the country as a Department of Science, a Department of Innovation, and a Department of Nuclear Security. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many of the entering freshman: everything At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many of the entering freshman: everything was new, exciting and a bit overwhelming, but at least nobody had heard of my brothers and cousins. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: A cap and trade bill will likely increase the costs of electricity ... These costs A cap and trade bill will likely increase the costs of electricity ... These costs will be passed on to the consumers. But the issue is, how does it actually ... how do we interact in terms with the rest of the world? If other countries don't impose a cost on carbon, then we would be at a disadvantage ... We should look at considering duties that would offset that cost. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: The biggest gains, in terms of decreasing the country's energy bill, the amount of carbon The biggest gains, in terms of decreasing the country's energy bill, the amount of carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere, and our dependency on foreign oil, will come from energy efficiency and conservation in the next 20 years. Make no doubt about it. That's where everybody who has really thought about the problem thinks the biggest gains can be and should be. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Since I walked in the door as secretary of energy, I've been doing everything in Since I walked in the door as secretary of energy, I've been doing everything in our powers to do what we can to reduce these gas prices ... So, of course we don't want the price of gasoline to go up; we want it to go down. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: If I were emperor of the world, I would put the pedal to the floor If I were emperor of the world, I would put the pedal to the floor on energy efficiency and conservation for the next decade. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Pick the right sized pot, don't pick a pot five times bigger, twice as big. Pick the right sized pot, don't pick a pot five times bigger, twice as big. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Sustainable energy is the equivalent of the U.S. moon shot. Sustainable energy is the equivalent of the U.S. moon shot. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: If there is a regulation that says you have to do something-whether it be putting If there is a regulation that says you have to do something-whether it be putting in seat belts, catalytic converters, clean air for coal plants, clean water-the first tack that the lawyers use, among others things, and that companies use, is that it's going to drive the electricity bill up, drive the cost of cars up, drive everything up. It repeatedly has been demonstrated that once the engineers start thinking about it, it's actually far less than the original estimates. We should remember that when we hear this again, because you will hear it again. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: As the saying goes, the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of As the saying goes, the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones; we transitioned to better solutions. The same opportunity lies before us with energy efficiency and clean energy. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Suppose you had a small electrical fire and ... a structural engineer [looked] at your Suppose you had a small electrical fire and ... a structural engineer [looked] at your home's wiring [and] reports that the wiring is "shot" and there is a 50% chance that your house would burn down in the next few years unless you replace all the wiring. The job will cost $20,000 ... so you get an independent assessment. The next engineer agrees with the first warning. You can either continue to shop for additional evaluations until you find the one engineer in 1,000 that is willing to give you the answer you want, "Your family is not in danger" or you can change the wiring. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: While we cannot accurately predict the course of climate change in the coming decades, the While we cannot accurately predict the course of climate change in the coming decades, the risks we run if we don't change our course are enormous. Prudent risk management does not equate uncertainty with inaction. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure. I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: If other countries don't impose a cost on carbon, then we will be at a If other countries don't impose a cost on carbon, then we will be at a disadvantage ... we would look at considering perhaps duties that would offset that cost. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size. — Steven Chu
Steven Chu Sayings By Steven Chu: In the summer after kindergarten, a friend introduced me to the joys of building plastic In the summer after kindergarten, a friend introduced me to the joys of building plastic model airplanes and warships. By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size. The living room rug was frequently littered with hundreds of metal "girders" and tiny nuts and bolts surrounding half-finished structures. An understanding mother allowed me to keep the projects going for days on end. — Steven Chu