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The Resource J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life, Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease

J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life, Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease

Label
J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life
Title
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An illuminating portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer chronicles the story of one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics, from his precocious youth to his seminal role in developing the first atomic bomb, and beyond
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pais, Abraham
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
P35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crease, Robert P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Atomic bomb
  • Physicists
Label
J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life, Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-336) and index
Contents
First encounters -- Background. Early years -- University studies -- The California professor as teacher -- The California professor as researcher -- Oppenheimer's own opinion on his teaching and research in California -- Personal life in the 1930s -- "The shatterer of worlds" -- In which Oppenheimer enters the world stage -- An atomic scientist's credo -- The Institute prior to Oppenheimer's arrival -- In which Oppenheimer is elected Director of the Institute and Chairman of the GAC -- Oppenheimer's early years as Institute Director -- Oppenheimer and the world of physics, 1946-1954 -- Further on Oppenheimer the man -- Atomic politics in the early postwar years -- Of the first serious enemies and of the first Russian A-bomb -- Of the Superbomb and of spy stories -- The new Super -- Atomic politics in the early 1950s -- In which the excrement hits the ventilator -- In which the news of the hearings is made public -- Open book -- No final judgment -- Insider in exile -- Cloudy mountain peak
Control code
ocm57514715
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 353 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195166736
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005002173
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 826852
  • (OCoLC)57514715
Label
J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life, Abraham Pais ; with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-336) and index
Contents
First encounters -- Background. Early years -- University studies -- The California professor as teacher -- The California professor as researcher -- Oppenheimer's own opinion on his teaching and research in California -- Personal life in the 1930s -- "The shatterer of worlds" -- In which Oppenheimer enters the world stage -- An atomic scientist's credo -- The Institute prior to Oppenheimer's arrival -- In which Oppenheimer is elected Director of the Institute and Chairman of the GAC -- Oppenheimer's early years as Institute Director -- Oppenheimer and the world of physics, 1946-1954 -- Further on Oppenheimer the man -- Atomic politics in the early postwar years -- Of the first serious enemies and of the first Russian A-bomb -- Of the Superbomb and of spy stories -- The new Super -- Atomic politics in the early 1950s -- In which the excrement hits the ventilator -- In which the news of the hearings is made public -- Open book -- No final judgment -- Insider in exile -- Cloudy mountain peak
Control code
ocm57514715
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 353 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195166736
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005002173
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 826852
  • (OCoLC)57514715

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