Quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer

About J. Robert Oppenheimer:

Julius Robert Oppenheimer is among those who are often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

Author Bio

  • NameJ. Robert Oppenheimer
  • DescriptionAmerican theoretical physicist and professor of physics
  • AliasesRobert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer
  • BornApril 22, 1904
  • DiedFebruary 18, 1967
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionNuclear Scientist; Engineer; Theoretical Physicist; Physicist; Scientist
  • AwardsEnrico Fermi Award; Knight Of The Legion Of Honour; Medal For Merit