J. Robert Oppenheimer biography at QuotationFun

A Short Biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Author Name:

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Born As:

The father of the atomic bomb.

Other Names:

J. Robert Oppenheimer


22 Apr 1904


18 Feb 1967

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Mother  Ella Friedman
Father Julius S. Oppenheimer - one younger brother, Frank, who also became a physicist.
Wife Katherine Puening Harrison - two children, Peter and  Katherine, called Toni.                          
Civilian administrator of Manhattan Project
1947-1967 - Director of Institute for Advanced Study.                          
Oppenheimer was shocked by the weapon's killing power after it was used to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Quoting from the Bhagavad Gita, he said - If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.