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Reappraising Oppenheimer : centennial studies and reflections

Author: Cathryn Carson; David A Hollinger
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
Series: Berkeley papers in history of science, 21.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Reappraising Oppenheimer.
Berkeley, Calif. : Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
(OCoLC)646250891
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathryn Carson; David A Hollinger
ISBN: 0967261732 9780967261737
OCLC Number: 64385611
Description: xii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Oppenheimer as physicist. From theoretical physics to the bomb: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American school of theoretical physics / David C. Cassidy --
J. Robert Oppenheimer's path to black holes / Karl Hufbauer --
The Communist question. Was Robert Oppenheimer a "closet Communist"? The debate and the evidence / Gregg Herken --
Robert Oppenheimer and the Communist Party / Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin --
The puzzles of interpreting J. Robert Oppenheimer, his politics, and the issues of his possible Communist Party membership / Barton J. Bernstein --
The Soviet comparison: new insights. Parallel lives? Oppenheimer and Khariton / David Holloway --
The making of the Soviet bomb and the shaping of Cold War science / Alexei Kojevnikov --
Postwar politics: The Oppenheimer case in context. "The jig was up": J. Robert Oppenheimer and the international control of atomic energy, 1947-49 / James G. Hershberg --
The atomic secret in red hands? American suspicions of theoretical physicists during the early Cold War / David Kaiser --
Something resembling justice: John Francis Neylan and the AEC personnel security hearings at Berkeley, 1948-49 / Stephanie Young --
Killing the messenger: Robert Oppenheimer and Caltech's Project Vista / W. Patrick McCray --
The fortunate fox / Richard Polenberg --
Cultural resonances. Oppenheimer's guru / J.L. Heilbron --
The scientist in mass society: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the postwar liberal imagination / Charles Thorpe --
Oppenheimer and the sense of the tragic / Robert P. Crease --
The public Oppenheimer. Scientists, arms, and the state: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the twentieth century / Daniel J. Kevles --
Intersections: Oppenheimer and Einstein / S.S. Schweber --
Oppenheimer in film: a transcript / Jon Else and Peter Galison --
Afterword / David A. Hollinger.
Series Title: Berkeley papers in history of science, 21.
Responsibility: edited by Cathryn Carson and David A. Hollinger.

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