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Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1904-1967

Works: 778 works in 1,965 publications in 9 languages and 65,365 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Subject Headings: Physicists 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Collector, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Redactor, Other, Cartographer, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: QC16.O62, B
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Science and the common understanding by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
124 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
The open mind : [lectures] by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
53 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 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 English and Undetermined and held by 787 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
The flying trapeze : three crises for physicists by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and German and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Lectures on electrodynamics by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
18 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Atom and void : essays on science and community by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 363 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 )
10 editions published in 1956 in English and French and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Comment vivre demain? Textes des conférences et des entretiens organisés par les Rencontres internationales de Geneève 1964 by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in French and Undetermined and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Physics in the contemporary world by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Some reflections on science and culture by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Colloques de Rheinfelden by Raymond Aron( Book )
4 editions published in 1960 in French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Jin dai wu li xue lun ji by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
4 editions published in 1956 in Chinese and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Robert Oppenheimer, letters and recollections by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967 by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"An announcement of plans for permanent funding during 1976 of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lectures at Los Alamos--an ongoing memorial to honor a great leader in theoretical and applied science"--page [1]
Da Harvard a Hiroshima : lettere e ricordi by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 23 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 libraries worldwide
Baut den Frieden! : wir alle sind verantwortlich by Dominique Pire( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Robert Oppenheimer : the man and his theories by Michel Rouzé( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This is very much a book for our times, for Robert Oppenheimer is a key figure in our contemporary situation, a major American innovator in modern physics. "Oppenheimer's thinking," says the author, "has merit of formulating in a clear and exhilarating way the various crucial problems in an epoch." When Robert Oppenheimer was appointed scientific director of the Manhattan Project, World War II atomic bomb program, history thrust a sensitive and deeply civilized man into a dilemma which has cruelly shaped his life ever since. It is for this reason that the biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer is more than just a life story and ideas of a great and original thinker. It is also a challenging study of moral problems of the scientist's responsibility to his government and his fellow man. Here is an important piece of contemporary history, illuminating one of today's most controversial scientific figures and much of the nature of modern physics itself -- Back cover
City of the end of things : lectures on civilization and empire by Northrop Frye( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 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."--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 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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J. Robert Oppenheimer American theoretical physicist and professor of physics
J. Robert Oppenheimer amerikansk ingeniør og fysiker
Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Oppengejmer, R.
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.
Oppenheimer, Robert J. 1904-1967
Ou-pẽn-hai-mo 1904-1967
Robert Openhajmer
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Robert Oppenheimer fisico statunitense
Robert Oppenheimer Físico teórico e profesor de física estadounidense
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Оппенгеймер, Роберт 1904-1967
Оппенгеймер, Роберт американский физик, научный руководитель Манхэттенского проекта
Оппенгеймер, Роберт физик-теоретик, разработчик первого ядерного оружия
Роберт Опенгеймер
Роберт Опенхајмер
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אופנהימר, רוברט ג' 1904-1967
אופנהימר, רוברט ג'יי 1904-1967
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ロバート・オッペンハイマー アメリカ合衆国の物理学者
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