Remember last week when US Representative Ed Markey criticized BP’s golf ball plan to stop the oil leak off the coast of Louisiana? He said, “When we heard the best minds were on the case, we expected MIT, not the PGA.”
Well apparently that’s exactly what President Obama had in mind, too. The President has directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu to provide assistance. Chu, in turn, has assembled a team of five “extraordinarily intelligent” scientists to provide solutions to the oil leak, and Alexander Slocum, MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and 2.007 Design and Manufacturing guru), is among those selected for the job.
You can read more at Business Week.
I think Viggo Mortensen should play him in the inevitable Jon Farvreau summer movie blockbuster.