Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project: Insights into J Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb

Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project: Insights into J Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb

by Cynthia C Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 981256599X

ISBN-13: 9789812565990

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812565990
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.36(d)

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