Holt Rush

Holt Rush

AAAS, US
Chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rush D. Holt is chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a research physicist, who also served for eight terms in the US House of Representatives as congressman from New Jersey’s 12th District. Holt previously held positions as a teacher, and as an arms control expert at the US State Department. From 1989 until 1998, he served as assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. As a result of his alternative-energy research, Holt in 1981 was issued a patent on an improved technology for harnessing energy from sunlight.