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Robert Oppenheimer Biography

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is among the persons who are often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

After the war he became a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of nuclear power to avert nuclear proliferation and an arms race with the Soviet Union. After provoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken opinions during the Second Red Scare, he had his security clearance revoked in a much-publicized hearing in 1954, and was effectively stripped of his direct political influence; he continued to lecture, write and work in physics. Nine years later President John F. Kennedy awarded him with the Enrico Fermi Award as a gesture of political rehabilitation. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Robert Oppenheimer
Full Name:
Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist
Ethnicity:
Ashkenazi Jews, Jewish people
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1904
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
February 18, 1967
Age at Death:
62
Cause of Death:
Laryngeal cancer
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