American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

TitleAmerican Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBird, K, Sherwin, MJ
PublisherVintage Books
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780375726262
KeywordsPHYSICS , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractThis biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer looks at the life and story of the man who has come to represent the culmination of 20th century physics and the tendency of governments to exploit science for their own ends. It looks at the Manhattan Project, the reaction of the scientists to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his life during the Cold War and Oppenheimer's later role in looking at scientist's responsibility towards humanity.
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