Profession: Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Why Famous: Theoretical physicist who is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons.
- 1940-11-01 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening
- 1954-04-13 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
- 1954-06-29 US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer