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Robert Oppenheimer

A Life Inside the Center
Monk, Ray (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Robert Oppenheimer
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An exploration of the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and his contributions to the revolution in twentieth-century physics.
Authors: Monk, Ray
Uniform Title: Inside the centre
Title: Robert Oppenheimer
a life inside the center
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2013]
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: xvi, 825 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain as Inside the centre : the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Jonathan Cape ... 2012"--Title page verso
Contents: 1904-1926. "Amerika, du hast es besser" : Oppenheimer's German Jewish background ; Childhood ; First love : New Mexico ; Harvard ; Cambridge
1926-1941. Go╠łttingen ; Postdoctoral fellow ; An American school of theoretical physics ; Unstable cores ; Fission
1941-1945. In on the secret ; Los Alamos 1 : security ; Los Alamos 2 : implosion ; Los Alamos 3 : heavy with misgiving
1945-1967. The insider scientist ; The booming years ; Massive retaliation ; Falsus in uno ; An open book?
Summary: An exploration of the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and his contributions to the revolution in twentieth-century physics.
Alternate Title: Life inside the center
ISBN: 0385504071
9780385504072
Statement of Responsibility: Ray Monk
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-790) and index
Subject Headings: HISTORY United States 20th Century BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Science & Technology BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Historical Physicists United States Intellectual life 20th century Atomic bomb United States History 20th century Physicists United States Biography Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Topical Term: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Physicists
Atomic bomb
Physicists
LCCN: 2012046045
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Aug 30, 2013
  • captain_bildad rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good biography of an excellent scientist and a very unlikable man who was one of the key figures in the development of the modern American school of physics and the creation of the first Atomic bomb.

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