Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project: insights into J. Robert Oppenheimer, ”Father of the atomic bomb”
2004 marked the centennial of the birth of J Robert Oppenheimer, and brought historians and scholars, former students, nuclear physicists, …
2004 marked the centennial of the birth of J Robert Oppenheimer, and brought historians and scholars, former students, nuclear physicists, and politicians together to celebrate this event. Oppenheimer's life and work became central to 20th century history as he spearheaded the development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II. This book provides a spectrum of interpretations of Oppenheimer's life and scientific achievements. It approaches the extraordinary scientist and teacher from many perspectives, chronicling the years from his boyhood through his role as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and afterwards. The book also discusses Oppenheimer's connection to New Mexico, which hosted two of the Manhattan Project's most crucial sites, and addresses his lasting impact on contemporary science, international politics, and the postwar age.
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Oppenheimer came to head the manufacture of the world's first nuclear weapons at Los Alamos, a site he selected. Through his leadership, the Manhattan Project came to produce three atomic bombs. His significant role and scientific insight gained Oppenheimer the credit for being the “father of the atomic bomb.”
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