Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer

A Life Inside the Center

Book - 2012
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Revered biographer Ray Monk solves the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and brilliantly illuminates his contribution to the revolution in twentieth-century physics. Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development - his Jewishness, his social isolation at Harvard, his love of Sanskrit, and his radical politics. This definitive portrait finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2012].
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385504072
Characteristics: xvi, 825 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm.

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Aug 30, 2013

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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