2 edition of Robert Oppenheimer found in the catalog.
|Other titles||the man and his theories|
|Series||Profiles in Science|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||189 p. planches|
|Number of Pages||189|
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An unforgettable story of discovery and unimaginable destruction and a major biography of one of America’s most brilliant—and most divisive—scientists, Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center vividly illuminates the man who would go down in history as “the father of the atomic bomb.” Oppenheimer’s talent and drive secured him a place in the pantheon of great Cited by: 2.
This is a well-written and well-researched biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, sometimes called the father of the atomic bomb. It covers a wide range of topics connected to his life as well, especially focusing on nuclear policy. The book begins with Oppenheimer's parents and ends with his death, following his life by: Rate this book.
Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Germania (Oppenheimer #1) by. Harald Gilbers (shelved 2 times as oppenheimer) “The career of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who headed the Manhattan Project, draws such questions to a focus that resembles the bead of a laser-gunsight on a.
Robert Oppenheimer has 13 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robert Oppenheimer’s most popular book is The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. Robert Oppenheimer (ŏp´ənhī´mər), –67, American physicist, York City, grad. Harvard (B.A., ), Ph.D. Univ. of Göttingen, He taught at the Univ.
of California and the California Institute of Technology from (as professor from ) until his appointment in as director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J.
Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for leading the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapon during World War : Robert Oppenheimer looked just like Sheldon would if he were even smarter, chain-smoked cigarettes, and wore nice suits instead of those comic book character T-shirts.
To be clear, Robert Oppenheimer was brilliant. Seriously, dude was a genius—at least, when it came to most things. "He's a genius, a real genius," Groves told a reporter years. R obert Oppenheimer was a complicated man.
Everybody who knew him thought he was complicated; many of his friends and colleagues reckoned that he was far too complicated to figure out; some. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Ap – Febru ) was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons, at the secret Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico.
He is famously refereed to as “the father of the atomic bomb”.At the Trinity test. Robert Oppenheimer, in full Julius Robert Oppenheimer, (born ApNew York, New York, U.S.—died FebruPrinceton, New Jersey), American theoretical physicist and science administrator, noted as director of the Los Alamos Laboratory (–45) during development of the atomic bomb and as director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
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This lengthy ( pages or 36 hours audio book) book aspires to be a comprehensive biography of Robert Oppenheimer. Monk covers more of the Oppenheimer’s work and love of physics than some other of the biographers.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin published by Alfred A.
Knopf in Twenty-five years in the making, the book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or also won the Duff Cooper Prize, Chicago Tribune Best Book of the. By the time I was pages into Ray Monk’s formidable biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, I couldn’t imagine why anyone in his right mind would have chosen this man as director of the secret.
J. Robert Oppenheimer is Abraham Pais's final work, completed after his death by Robert P. Crease, an acclaimed historian of science in his own right. Told with compassion and deep insight, it is the most comprehensive biography of the great physicist available.
Anyone seeking an insider's portrait of this enigmatic man will find it indispensable. 4 On Apafter a difficult labor, a blue-eyed child was born to Julius and Ella Oppenheimer. They named him Robert, but gave him a preceding initial taken from his father,File Size: 5MB.
Robert Oppenheimer: And the American Century by J. Robert Oppenheimer; David C. Cassidy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Check out American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin. Frank Oppenheimer - Oppenheimer's brother. Frank was also a physicist, although he was never as well known or as successful as his famous older brother.
Frank was also a member of the Communist Party in the late s, a fact that would later. Oppenheimer’s RFK Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream will be released on Sept. 22, and details the course of Kennedy’s multiple marriages and alleged drug problems.
Ray Monk talks about his book, [Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center], in which he chronicles the life and career of Robert Oppenheimer. InJ. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S.
government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands of men, women, and children spent the war years sequestered in this top-secret military facility/5(14).
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Julius Robert Oppenheimer, was not just a theoretical physicist, but he was also deeply interested in philosophy. He is famous in mythological circles because of his statement about the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu holy book, which he said described the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. Stephane Groueff: I want to start from the beginning.
My book, I intend to start with the year because otherwise, there is no limit. A few months before the Manhattan District and decision to go— J. Robert Oppenheimer: The decision was actually made on December 6, to take the thing seriously. Groueff: ’41. Buy a cheap copy of In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer: book.
At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, he was awarded the Free shipping over $/5(1).
Ray Monk had begun work on his J. Robert Oppenheimer biography inwhen Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s “American Prometheus” was published. That book, billed as “the first full.
Robert Oppenheimer was an extraordinarily brilliant and complex man. In this book Abraham Pais and Robert Crease take a kaleidoscopic approach to his life, shedding insightful light on the personality and the times of the scientist who played such an important role in the future destiny ofmankind."--C.
Yang, "A gripping review of the man who really created the atomic bomb. The book is based on the observations of Dorothy McKibbin, a social secretary, gatekeeper, and "Girl Friday" of the Los Alamos Lab, a widow who loved extravagantly -- although perhaps platonically -- the charismatic scientific leader, Robert by: The Robert Oppenheimer line, from the Hindu sacred text the Bhagavad-Gita, has come to define the father of the atomic bomb, but its meaning is more complex than many realiseAuthor: James Temperton.
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Free shipping for many products. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Ap –Febru ) was a physicist and the director of the Manhattan Project, the United States' effort during World War II to create an atomic bomb. Oppenheimer's struggle after the war with the morality of building such a destructive weapon epitomized the moral dilemma that faced scientists who worked to create the atomic Author: Jennifer Rosenberg.
Robert Oppenheimer Quotes in Outliers The Outliers quotes below are all either spoken by Robert Oppenheimer or refer to Robert Oppenheimer. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one.
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In Robert. Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the “Father of the Atomic Bomb.” But with his actions leading up to that.
ROBERT OPPENHEIMER Ap –Febru BY H. BETHE J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER died on 18 February in Princeton, N. More than any other man, he was responsible for raising American theoretical physics from a provincial ad-junct of Europe to world leadership.
Robert Oppenheimer was born on 22 April in New Size: KB. Robert Oppenheimer Timeline and Summary. BACK; NEXT ; Oppenheimer is a sickly young boy, and is kept indoors for much of his childhood, leading to a life-long affinity for studying. He graduates from Harvard with a degree in chemistry, and goes on to study in several of Europe's top universities.
GITA of j. robert oppenheimer Oppenheimer Papers at the Library of Congress, which Oppenheimer once described as a “hideously complete archive,” consist of lin-ear feet of containers but include few items in which he tries to explain.
A real book being, of course, nonfiction, in this case the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J.
Robert Oppenheimer.”Like many Very Serious Author: Kim Mclarin. Jennet Conant, East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
This book is an intimate recounting of the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos, primarily through Dorthy McKibbin, the woman responsible for settling the scientists when they first arrived in Santa Fe before they left for Los Alamos.
Oppenheimer: American Prometheus He is remembered as the father of the bomb. But the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer is more than how the world's most destructive weapon came to be.
A new biography. 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/5(2).Robert Oppenheimer was a scientific impresario, if not a groundbreaking researcher in his own right.
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