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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1960 February.
Interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer for the Saturday Evening Post. The topic of discussion was the atomic bomb. The title of the article, "Behind the First A-Bomb." At the time of the A-Bomb, Dr. Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Work on the bomb had been going on since 1939 and Oppenheimer worked with the following scientists during that time: Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, Harold Urey, John Wheeler, Eugene Wigner, Arthur Compton, Ernest Lawrence, and Niels Bohr. Oppenheimer discusses what happened leading up and after the detonation.
Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; Director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; Chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, 1947-1966. Died 1967.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Szilard, Leo
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Atomic bomb
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Cahn, Robert, 1917-1997, interviewer.
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