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Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project : insights into J. Robert Oppenheimer, "Father of the atomic bomb"

Author: Cynthia C Kelly
Publisher: Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides interpretations of J Robert Oppenheimer's life and scientific achievements. This book approaches the extraordinary scientist and teacher from many perspectives, chronicling the years from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia C Kelly
ISBN: 9812564187 9789812564184 981256599X 9789812565990
OCLC Number: 65637244
Description: vii, 173 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Defying the odds / Cynthia C. Kelly --
ch. 1. Introdcuing Oppenheimer --
Oppenheimer reconsidered / Jeff Bingaman --
Robert Oppenheimer : king of the hill / Richard Rhodes --
A novel idea of Oppenheimer / Joseph Kanon --
ch. 2. Life at Los Alamos --
Preservation on the Pajarito Plateau / Stuart Ashman --
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the state of New Mexico : a reciprocal relationship / Ferenc Szasz --
Robert Oppenheimer : a window on his life at Los Alamos / Kai Bird, Martin Sherwin --
ch. 3. Oppenheimer's place in history --
Standing on the shoulders of giants / Everet Beckner --
The cautionary tale of Robert Oppenheimer / Gregg Herken --
The early years of Robert Oppenheimer / Jon Hunner --
General Groves' indispensable scientist / Robert S. Norris --
ch 4. Personal reflections on Oppenheimer --
Oppenheimer as a teacher of physics and Ph. D. advisor / Edward Gerjouy --
Remembering Opje : teacher, scientist and friend / David Pines --
J. Robert Oppenheimer : consummate physicist / Maurice M. Shapiro --
A few words from an Oppenheimer / Andrew R. Oppenheimer --
Appendices --
Appendix 1 : Agenda for Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project --
Appendix 2 : Contributiors --
Index.
Responsibility: editor, Cynthia C. Kelly.
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