J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Father Of The Atomic Bomb

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J. Robert Oppenheimer Imagine how famous you would be if you were intelligent enough to help hundreds of scientists and physicists assemble nuclear weapons? Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer must have felt the same way During World War II. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904, in New York City. He was known as "The Father of the Atomic Bomb" because of his assistance with assembling nuclear weapons during World War II. He is also known for the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation; the assumption that the electronic motion and the nuclear motion in molecules can be separated. Oppenheimer perished on February 18, 1967, in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of 63. Robert impacted history with his multiple accomplishments throughout his lifetime, including his assistance with the assembly of the atomic bomb and the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation. Robert inherited his first name, Julius, from his father, Julius S. Oppenheimer. His mother 's name was Ella Friedman. Both of his parents were German Jewish Immigrants. He had one brother, Frank, who was born in August of 1912. As a child, his household reflected his parent 's interests in art, music, and intellectual…show more content…
He graduated from Harvard University, then went to England and enrolled at the University of Cambridge. He later went to Göttingen University, where he graduated with a Doctorate. Throughout his life, he had professions such as an academic, an engineer, a scientist, and a physicist. He was most acknowledged as "Father of the Atomic Bomb" He led the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. Robert was also the co-developer of the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation. The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation is an assumption named after Max Born and J. Robert Oppenheimer. At home, he had a wife named Katherine Puening Harrison and two children, Peter and
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