I am pleased to see that Chu will soon be gone. Dr. Moniz is the president’s nominee to replace Chu. Readers have asked if I photo-shopped Dr. Moniz's photo. It came straight from the MIT website. Here is the photo-shopped pic of Dr. Moniz
Here is the bio of Dr. Moniz from the MIT Department of Physics where he presently works
Ernest J. Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, Director of the Energy Initiative, and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at the MIT Department of Physics, where he has served on the faculty since 1973. Professor Moniz served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy from 1997 until January 2001 and, from 1995-97, as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.
At MIT, Prof. Moniz served as Head of the Department of Physics and as Director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center. His principal research contributions have been in theoretical nuclear physics and in energy technology and policy studies. He currently serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST).
Professor Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics from Boston College, a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Athens, the University of Erlangen-Nurenburg, and Michigan State University. He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Saclay, France, and at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Moniz is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Humboldt Foundation, and the American Physical Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received the 1998 Seymour Cray HPCC Industry Recognition Award for vision and leadership in advancing scientific simulation and, in 2008, the Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III for contributions to development of research, technology and education in Cyprus and the wider region.
I wish Dr Moniz the best and I have no doubt he will be far better than Chu. If Dr. Moniz simply does not waste money on more gangrene companies like Solyndra, A 123, Ener 1, Fisker, Tesla, etc. he will be a major improvement over the past four years. As for Chu he should be sequestered in a lab at Stanford never to waste another penny on idiotic schemes. PS I also like Dr. Moniz hair style and smile.