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J. Robert Oppenheimer

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The Early Years

A Physicist is Born

Coming to America

Oppenheimer the Radical

The Manhattan Project

Los Alamos

Fat Man and Little Boy

Destroyer of Worlds

Oppenheimer in Public Life

The Super

Fall From Grace

Reconstructing the Legacy

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J. Oppie is cool

by thrhekhidsurhtosihrf453253, October 31, 2012

oppie is cool

Oppenheimer - Not a martyr

by Peter60, July 16, 2013

I was disturbed by this edition of Spark Notes. Oppenheimer got a raw deal but he brought a lot of the problems on himself. His wife, girlfriend, brother, and many of his friends had ties to the Communist Party. He lied to investigators about his relationships. Considering that the Soviet Union had exploded an atomic bomb with help from their agents in the US like Klaus Fuchs, concerns about Oppenheimer were more than justified. Also, General Groves testified at the hearing - not a trial - that he would not approve Oppenheimer's security cle... Read more


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