A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

Steven Chu gets rock star status


US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu came in 24th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 100 people who are changing America.

Ok, so Steven Chu didn't get his picture on the cover of Rolling Stone... but he did get picked as one of the magazine's "100 people who are changing America" in the March 18 online issue.

Chu, US Secretary of Energy and a former director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ranked No. 24 in the article.

Rolling Stone described how it chose the list finalists:

"We've ranked 100 artists and leaders, policymakers, writers, thinkers, scientists and provocateurs who are fighting every day to show us what is possible - whether it's engineering a new electrical grid, reinventing the way movies are made or challenging us to let go of our illusions and face the brave new world that stands before us."

Yet another nod to the growing acceptance of the importance of science in shaping society.

Latest news articles


Theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path.

New York Times

Particle physics has come to a turning point.

Photonics Online

Physicists in Germany have switched on the 220-ton apparatus.

Berkeley Lab

A new show narrated by Tilda Swinton immerses audiences in the search for dark matter.