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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

  • Cobalt Bluesby Peter R. Almond

    Springer 2012; US$ 99.00

    For the last half of the 20th century cobalt-60 units were the mainstay of radiation treatments for cancer. This book describes the development of the first cobalt-60 unit in the United States and the man behind it, Leonard Grimmett. Conceptually conceived before World War II it only became possible because of the development of nuclear reactors during... more...

  • J. Robert Oppenheimerby Abraham Pais; Robert P. Crease

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 18.99

    The late Abraham Pais wrote the definitive biography of Albert Einstein, "Subtle is the Lord," which won an American Book Award. As a distinguished physicist and Einstein's colleague, Pais combined a sophisticated understanding of physics with first-hand knowledge of this notoriously private individual, offering rare insights into both.... more...

  • Oppenheimerby Charles Thorpe

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the... more...

  • Oppenheimer And The Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C Kelly

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 107.00

    2004 marked the centennial of the birth of J Robert Oppenheimer, and brought historians and scholars, former students, nuclear physicists, and politicians together to celebrate this event. Oppenheimer's life and work became central to 20th century history as he spearheaded the development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II. This book provides... more...

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