WorldCat Identities

Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1904-1967

Overview
Works: 787 works in 1,557 publications in 9 languages and 60,231 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Military history  Software  Video games  Conference proceedings  Drama  Interactive multimedia 
Subject Headings: Physicists 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Performer, Contributor, Cartographer, Editor, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: QC16.O62, B
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about J. Robert Oppenheimer
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by J. Robert Oppenheimer
Science and the common understanding by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

82 editions published between 1945 and 1995 in 8 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 820 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 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on electrodynamics by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 391 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 )

8 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaft und allgemeines denken by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 83 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 )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomkraft und menschliche Freiheit by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in German and held by 74 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

Drei Krisen der Physiker by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colloques de Rheinfelden by Raymond Aron( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 31 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

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

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 26 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 25 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.21 for 109 East P ... to 0.94 for Some refle ...)

Alternative Names
Oppengejmer, R.

Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer, J. R.

Oppenheimer, J.R. 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, J. Robert

Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, Jacob Robert.

Oppenheimer, Jacob Robert 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, Julius Robert.

Oppenheimer, Julius Robert 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, Robert.

Oppenheimer Robert 1904-1967

Oppenheimer, Robert J.

Ou-pẽn-hai-mo 1904-1967

Оппенгеймер, Роберт 1904-1967

אופנהימר, רוברט ג' 1904-1967

אופנהימר, רוברט ג'יי 1904-1967

オッペンハイマー

Languages
Covers
Robert Oppenheimer, letters and recollectionsEinstein and Oppenheimer the meaning of geniusOppenheimer the tragic intellectJ. Robert Oppenheimer a lifeBrotherhood 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