Robert Oppenheimer - Manhattan Project:
Robert Oppenheimer Awards:
- 1946 Presidential Medal of Merit
- 1963 Enrico Fermi Prize
Robert Oppenheimer - Famous Quotes:
Robert Oppenheimer Biography 1904 - 1967:
At 16, Robert Oppenheimer started undergraduate studies at Harvard College, where he studied chemistry and graduated summa cum laude in three years. He began graduate studies at Cambridge University and transferred to the University of Gottingen in Germany to study under Max Born. He received his doctorate from Gottingen at the age of 23.
In 1929, Robert Oppenheimer became a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology. He remained a professor until June 1942, when Robert Oppenheimer became the technical director of the now famous Manhattan Project, where he oversaw the designing and building of the atomic bomb.
In 1947, Robert Oppenheimer was appointed chairman of the General Advisory Committee to the Atomic Energy Commission, and served from 1947 to 1952. The Atomic Energy Commission is a civilian agency that governs nuclear research and weapons issues. Beginning in 1947, Oppenheimer served as the director of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, a position he held until 1966.
Robert Oppenheimer died of throat cancer on February 18, 1967.