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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

  • Cobalt Bluesby Peter R. Almond

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 86.48

    This book describes the development of the first cobalt-60 unit, used in radiation treatments for cancer, and the man behind it, Leonard Grimmett. It tells the story of the development of one of the world's largest cancer centers and medical physics programs. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Pais introduces us to a precocious youth who sped through Harvard in three years, made signal contributions to quantum mechanics while in his twenties, and was instrumental in the growth of American physics in the decade before the Second World War. He paints a revealing portrait of Oppenheimer's life in Los Alamos, where in twenty remarkable, feverish... 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 state... more...

  • Oppenheimer And The Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C Kelly

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 31.00 US$ 25.42

    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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