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Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1904-1967

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Works: 795 works in 1,634 publications in 10 languages and 60,161 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Records and correspondence  Essays  Military history  Software  Video games  Conference proceedings  Documentary films 
Subject Headings: Physicists 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Collector, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Redactor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Recipient, Cartographer, Contributor, Performer, Editor
Classifications: QC16.O62, B
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Science and the common understanding by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

108 editions published between 1945 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open mind: [lectures] by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

47 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of eight lectures given by Oppenheimer over a period from 1946 to 1954
Uncommon sense by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decision-making, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politics---in short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
Oppenheimer by I. I Rabi( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying trapeze : three crises for physicists by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on electrodynamics by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atom and void : essays on science and community by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the outstanding physicists of his generation. He was also an immensely gifted writer and speaker, who thought deeply about the way that scientific discoveries have changed the way people live and think. Displaying his subtlety of thought and expression as do few other documents, this book of his lectures discusses the moral and cultural implications of developments in modern physics. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books fr
The constitution of matter by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

9 editions published in 1956 in English and French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment vivre demain? Textes des conférences et des entretiens organisés par les Rencontres internationales de Geneève 1964 by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics in the contemporary world by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some reflections on science and culture by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World technology and human destiny by Raymond Aron( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Oppenheimer, letters and recollections by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967 by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jin dai wu li xue lun ji by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building peace by Dominique Pire( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da Harvard a Hiroshima : lettere e ricordi by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific foundations for world order by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

3 editions published between 1947 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the end of things : lectures on civilization and empire by Northrop Frye( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from a series of high-profile lectures at McMaster University that started in 1956 (and are still ongoing), these three talks were selected for their understanding of the modern world, past, present, and future. Take a whirlwind tour of the Roman Empire, physics from Isaac Newton to the splitting of the atom, and Canada's outlook as it stood poised to enter its next century."--BOOK JACKET
American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale biography of the "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the fire of the sun for his country in time of war. After Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation--an icon of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress. He created a radical proposal to place international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb and criticized the Air Force's plans to fight a nuclear war. In the hysteria of the early 1950s, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup, and people such as Edward Teller and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover worked behind the scenes to obtain a finding that he could not be trusted with America's nuclear secrets. This book is both biography and history, significant to our understanding of our recent past--and of our choices for the future
 
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Alternative Names
J. Robert Oppenheimer amerikansk ingeniør og fysiker

Julius Robert Oppenheimer

Oppengejmer, R.

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Oppenheimer, J. R.

Oppenheimer, J.R. 1904-1967

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Oppenheimer, Jacob Robert.

Oppenheimer, Jacob Robert 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, Julius Robert.

Oppenheimer, Julius Robert 1904-1967

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Oppenheimer, Robert J.

Ou-pẽn-hai-mo 1904-1967

Robert Openhajmer

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer Amerikaans natuurkundige

Robert Oppenheimer amerikansk ingeniør og fysikar

Robert Oppenheimer amerikansk ingeniør og fysiker

Robert Oppenheimer amerikansk ingenjör och fysiker

Robert Oppenheimer fisico statunitense

Robert Oppenheimer fizyk amerykański

Robert Oppenheimer physicien américain, directeur scientifique du projet Manhattan

Robert Oppenheimer US-amerikanischer Physiker

Roberts Openheimers

Robertus Oppenheimer

Ρόμπερτ Οπενχάιμερ

Оппенгеймер, Роберт 1904-1967

Оппенгеймер, Роберт американский физик, научный руководитель Манхэттенского проекта

Роберт Опенгеймер

Роберт Опенхајмер

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Робърт Опенхаймер

Робэрт Апэнгаймэр

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אופנהימר, רוברט ג' 1904-1967

אופנהימר, רוברט ג'יי 1904-1967

רוברט אופנהיימר

جوليوس روبرت اوبنهايمر

جوليوس روبرټ اوپنهايمر

روبرت أوبنهايمر

روبرت اوپنهایمر فیزیک‌دان و مهندس آمریکایی

रॉबर्ट ओपेनहाइमर

রবার্ট ওপেনহেইমার

ஜெ. இராபர்ட் ஓப்பன்ஹீமர்

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რობერტ ოპენჰაიმერი

로버트 오펜하이머

オッペンハイマー

ロバート・オッペンハイマー アメリカ合衆国の物理学者

罗伯特·奥本海默

Languages
English (345)

German (70)

French (66)

Italian (12)

Danish (8)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (5)

Persian (1)

Serbian (1)

Russian (1)

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Da Harvard a Hiroshima : lettere e ricordiCity of the end of things : lectures on civilization and empireAmerican Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert OppenheimerIn the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer : a play freely adapted on the basis of the documents by Heinar KipphardtBrotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los AlamosJ. Robert Oppenheimer : shatterer of worlds