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J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967)

J. Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Julius Robert Oppenheimer. He was married to Katherine Harrison Puening. He died on February 18, 1967 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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 1960 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- Challenge of the Sixties (1960) ... Himself
 1955 See It Now (TV Series documentary)
 1950 Mid Century: Half Way to Where? (Short documentary)
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1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Robert Oppenheimer

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If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One. I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds. ng the sacred Hindu epic "The Bhagavad Gita", at the first nuclear explosion, Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Sometimes he is quoted as saying "... the Shatterer of Worlds."] See more »


Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1943-1945. See more »


Father of the Atom Bomb

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