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Robert Oppenheimer

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer

Full Name: Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Profession: Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: April 22, 1904
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: February 18, 1967 (aged 62)
Cause of Death: Throat cancer

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Married Life

  • 1940-11-01 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

Events in the Life of Robert Oppenheimer

  • 1954-04-13 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
  • 1954-06-29 US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

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