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Chu's Legacy at DOE: Some Fields Gain, Others Falter

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Science  08 Feb 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6120, pp. 635-636
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6120.635

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Steven Chu, the Nobel-winning scientist who leads the sprawling U.S. Department of Energy, has resigned after 4 years in office. Chu gave a sweeping description of the department's many accomplishments in his letter of resignation, but he gets mixed grades for his political skills.

  • * With reporting by Robert F. Service.