Thursday, April 22, 2010

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer
April 22nd, 1904 to February 18th, 1967

J[ulius] Robert Oppenheimer was a U.S. theoretical physicist and science administrator, noted as director of the Los Alamos laboratory during development of the atomic bomb [1943-45] and as director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton [1947-66]. Accusations as to his loyalty and reliability as a security risk led to a government hearing that resulted the loss of his security clearance and of his position as adviser to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. The case became a cause célèbre in the world of science because of its implications concerning political and moral issues relating to the role of scientists in government.

J. Robert Oppenheimer [Wikipedia]

"Physics Today"...first issue

"The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer"--worthy

"The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer"

Hans Bethe...physicist's physicist

Philip Morrison...physicist

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