Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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