American prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of j robert oppenheimer it is difficult to believe that four works dealing with the life and times of j robert oppenheimer have appeared within the past year, all of excellent quality. J robert oppenheimer led the scientific efforts which produced the first atomic bomb for the united states, in 1945 despite his brilliant achievements at the manhattan project, oppenheimer's misgivings about atomic weaponry in general led to his isolation from government weapons research in the years following the war. Robert oppenheimer (1904-1967) was the leader of the manhattan project this plant security sign was in milwaukee, but there were similar signs in los alamos reminding workers of the secrecy of thir mission. J robert oppenheimer (1904-1967) is best known as the father of the atomic bomb he was a physicist and scientific administrator who headed the manhattan project, the united states' successful endeavor to build an atomic weapon of mass destruction. Robert oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist often referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb” for his work with the manhattan project early life and career oppenheimer was born in the year 1904 in new york city.
J robert oppenheimer, self: panorama j robert oppenheimer was born on april 22, 1904 in new york city, new york, usa as julius robert oppenheimer he was married to katherine harrison puening he died on february 18, 1967 in princeton, new jersey, usa. J robert oppenheimer, a physicist, was the director of the manhattan project, the us's attempt during world war ii to create an atomic bomb oppenheimer's struggle after the war with the morality of building such a massively destructive weapon epitomized the moral dilemma that faced scientists. J robert oppenheimer's interview in this rare interview, j robert oppenheimer talks about the organization of the manhattan project and some of the scientists that he helped to recruit during the earliest days of the project.
As director of the manhattan project, american physicist robert oppenheimer was responsible for collecting, coordinating, and leading the team that developed and detonated the first atomic bomb he was also one of the principle proponents of using the bomb against an actual military target -- a. 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 ii. The manhattan project leslie groves and j robert oppenheimer 1942-1946 general leslie groves (1896-1970) had a strong track record in managing major projects, including among others the construction of the pentagon (1941-1943.
In june 1942, general leslie groves selected oppenheimer to lead the manhattan project many people did not believe oppenheimer had the leadership skills necessary to make the project successful. J robert oppenheimer (22 apr 1904--18 feb 1967), theoretical physicist and director of the los alamos laboratory (manhattan project), was born julius robert oppenheimer in new york city, the son of julius oppenheimer, a wealthy textile importer, and ella friedman, a painter. Parties at the oppenheimer house during the manhattan project were known for their strong martinis courtesy photo by heather mcclenahan los alamos historical society the martinis made by dr j robert oppenheimer are legendary it’s no wonder, when his recipe calls for four ounces—four ounces—of gin. J robert oppenheimer had been under tremendous pressure as technical leader of the super-secret manhattan project since being appointed by the military man in charge of the entire project, army general leslie groves.
Although j robert oppenheimer was known as the 'father of the atomic bomb', he became a pacifist in later life find out more about this renowned physicist and his work with the manhattan project. The manhattan projects is a comic book series co-created by writer jonathan hickman and artist nick pitarra published by image comics it is a story about an alternate history of the end of world war ii in which the manhattan project was a front for other more esoteric science fiction ideas. This 1981 documentary follows the life of j robert oppenheimer: the head of the manhattan project much of its attention focuses on his contributions towards the atomic bombs that destroyed much.
This week's featured researcher is (julius) robert oppenheimer, quantumphysicist and the director of the manhattan project in world war two to develop the atomic bomb oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist in quantum mechanics who contributedto the discovery of positrons, the possibility of astronomical black holes, and the development of. J robert oppenheimer work, job, people, place, enthusiasm it is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful they were found because it was possible to find them j robert oppenheimer science, truth, deep, possible, find. Manhattan project: manhattan project, us government research project (1942–45) management of the construction work (because much of the early research had been performed at columbia university, in manhattan), in that year a laboratory directed by j robert oppenheimer was created on an isolated mesa at los alamos, new mexico, 34.
Physicist j robert oppenheimer, the scientific director of the manhattan project, the single most recognizable face of the atomic bomb, and a man whose name has become almost synonymous with cold war american nuclear science, was and still is a conflicted, controversial figure who has come to represent an equally ambivalent technology. J robert oppenheimer 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. The groves-oppenheimer alliance, though not one of intimacy, was marked by mutual respect and was a major factor in the success of the manhattan project general leslie groves and j robert oppenheimer.