Robert J Oppenheimer Short Biography

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Name Robert Oppenheimer
NicknamesOppie, The Chief
Other namesJulius Robert Oppenheimer
Famous forLeading the Manhattan Project and the Los Alamos Laboratory
Profession Physicist, professor

Robert J Oppenheimer Bio

Date of birthApril 22, 1904
Age62 (at the time of his death)
Religion(by birth, but not practicing)
Height5 Ft. 10 in (178 cm)
– Weight150 lbs. (68 kg)
Zodiac signTaurus
ProfessionProfessor, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study
HobbiesReading, hiking, horseback riding, gardening
HabitsSmoking, drinking, speaking multiple languages

Interesting facts about Robert J Oppenheimer

  • He was a genius who graduated from Harvard University in 1925 and earned his PhD from the University of Gottingen in Germany in 1927. He made significant contributions to quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and thermodynamics.
  • He was the youngest member of the New York Mineralogical Society at the age of 15. He had a passion for collecting minerals and rocks since he was a child.
  • Thrice was he put forth as a contender for the coveted Nobel Prize in Physics, in the years of our Lord 1945, 1951, and 1967. However, the lustrous laurel eluded his grasp, and he remained bereft of its glory throughout his lifetime.
  • He was also a Casanova who had many affairs with women, including his students and colleagues.
  • He quoted a line from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita when he witnessed the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico in 1945: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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