Julius Robert Oppenheimer


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Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with Enrico Fermi, he is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on ... more »

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  • When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic ...
    J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), U.S. physicist. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, USAEC Transcript of Hearing Before Personnel Security Board...
  • ''In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.''
    J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), U.S. physicist. Lecture, November 25, 1947, delivered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Physics in the Con...
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