Ten fun facts about J. Robert Oppenheimer


Fact 1
Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904 in New York City. He acquired his PhD from University of Gottingen in Germany in the spring of 1927.

Fact 2
He graduated from Harvard in 1925. He spent the next four years travelling and established himself as a theoretical physicist.

Fact 3
In 1929, Oppenheimer topped in all the units at the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. In 1930 he presented a cogent symmetry argument later recognized to be tantamount to the positive electron or position.


Fact 4
Robert Oppenheimer was the youngest human being to be admitted into the New York Mineralogical Society. He was an extraordinary teacher and an excellent theoretician.

Fact 5
The first nuclear bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo Air Force Base in southern New Mexico.

Fact 6
In 1947 Oppenheimer moved to Princeton, New Jersey to become director of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Fact 7
In 1949 he opposed the hydrogen bomb due to his conscience as he regretted making such weapons of mass destruction.

Fact 8
Robert Oppenheimer was awarded the Enrico Fermi Award for 1963, a prize awarded by the Atomic Energy Commission.

Fact 9
He spent the rest of his years performing his duties as the director of the Institute of Advanced Study.

Fact 10
Oppenheimer died of cancer in Princeton in 1967.


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Was an American nuclear theoretical physicist and science administrator also known as the “father of the atomic bomb”.



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