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Nobelist Gets Energy Portfolio, Raising Hopes and Expectations

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1774-1775
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1774

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Nobel laureate Steven Chu has been tapped to become the first career scientist to run the Department of Energy (DOE). He'll be carrying on his back the hopes of U.S. researchers to jump-start stagnating science budgets at DOE and retain U.S. leadership in the face of rising overseas competition.