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Inside the centre : the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Author: Ray Monk
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert J. Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb - a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.
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Genre/Form: Biografieën (vorm)
Biography
History
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Monk
ISBN: 9780224062626 022406262X 9780385504072 0385504071
OCLC Number: 819300105
Awards: Short-listed for Paddy Power Political Book Awards: Political Biography of the Year 2013
Description: xiv, 818 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I 1904-1926 --
1. `Amerika, du hast es besser': Oppenheimer's German Jewish Background --
2. Childhood --
3. First Love: New Mexico --
4. Harvard --
5. Cambridge --
pt. II 1926-1941 --
6. Gottingen --
7. Postdoctoral Fellow --
8. American School of Theoretical Physics --
9. Unstable Cores --
10. Fission --
pt. III 1941-1945 --
11. In on the Secret --
12. Los Alamos 1: Security --
13. Los Alamos 2: Implosion --
14. Los Alamos 3: Heavy with Misgiving --
pt. IV 1945-1967 --
15. Insider Scientist --
16. Booming Years --
17. Massive Retaliation --
18. Falsus in uno --
19. Open Book?
Other Titles: Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Responsibility: Ray Monk.

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