Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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Birth 1904-04-22
Death 1967-02-18
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English

Biographical notes:

Died 1967.

From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80709804

Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, 1947-1966.

From the description of A conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer [motion picture] / CBS ; edited and produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly ; 1954 Dec 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78280497

From the description of Notes on Oppenheimer's course on electrodynamics at the University of California at Berkeley, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82028125

From the description of Reflections on the resonances of physics history: talk presented at the dedication ceremony of the Niels Bohr Library of the American Institute of Physics, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77646595

From the description of Notes on Oppenheimer's course on quantum mechanics at the University of California at Berkeley, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84043297

Physicist and director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. Full name: Julius Robert Oppenheimer.

From the description of J. Robert Oppenheimer papers, 1799-1980 (bulk 1947-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979911

Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, 1947-1966.

Died 1967

From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenhiemer, 1966 November. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79125471

Biographical Note

1904, Apr. 22 Born, New York, N.Y. 1925 A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1925 1926 Student, University of Cambridge,Cambridge, England 1927 Ph. D., University of Göttingen,Göttingen, Germany 1928 1929 Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Gemeente Leiden Zurich, Switzerland Zürich Kanton Zürich Fellow, International Education Board,Leiden University,Leiden, Netherlands, and University of Zurich,Zurich, Switzerland 1929 1947 Assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and California Institute of Technology,Pasadena, Calif. 1940 Married Katherine Harrison 1943 1945 Director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory,Los Alamos, N. Mex. 1946 Member, Secretary of State's Committee on Atomic Energy 1946 1952 Chairman, General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission 1946 1954 Member, Research and Development Board's Committee on Atomic Energy 1947 1966 Director and professor of physics, Institute for Advanced Study,Princeton, N.J. 1949 1955 Member, Board of Overseers of Harvard College 1954 Denied security clearance by the Personnel Security Board of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Published Science and the Common Understanding (New York: Simon and Schuster. 120 pp.) 1955 Published The Open Mind (New York: Simon and Schuster. 146 pp.) 1963 Received the Enrico Fermi Award 1967, Feb. 18 Died, Princeton, N.J.

From the guide to the J. Robert Oppenheimer Papers, 1799-1980, (bulk 1947-1967), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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Subjects:

  • Physics -- History.
  • Security clearances
  • Science--Security measures.
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Nuclear nonproliferation.
  • Electrons
  • Science--Societies, etc.
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  • Quantum theory
  • Science and state.
  • Physics--History
  • Science and international affairs.
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  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
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  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear physics.
  • Exchange of publications
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  • Mesons
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  • Official secrets.
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  • Science and civilization
  • Nuclear energy--Research.
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  • Humanitarianism.
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  • Quantum theory -- History.
  • Security clearances--United States.
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  • Atomic theory.
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  • Nuclear energy--History
  • Nuclear physics--History
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Nuclear energy.
  • Science Study and teaching.
  • Exchange of publications.
  • Nuclear energy
  • Science and state
  • Science and international relations
  • Nuclear energy--Research
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  • Atomic bomb.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science.

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  • Physicists--Interviews.--United States

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