Of all the individuals in President Obama's first-term Cabinet, physicist Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington.
The Energy Department secretary, after all, was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, the first science laureate to serve as a Cabinet secretary.
Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 10:01 am
Energy Secretary Steven Chu will resign once his replacement has been confirmed.
Politico, which broke the news this morning, reports that Chu made the announcement in a memo to colleagues.