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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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Personal name headingOppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
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Variant(s)Ou-pên-hai-mo, 1904-1967
Oppenheimer, Robert, 1904-1967
Oppenheimer, Julius Robert, 1904-1967
Birth date1904-04-22
Death date1967-02-18
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
Place of deathPrinceton (N.J.)
Field of activityPhysics
AffiliationUniversity of California, Berkeley Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Profession or occupationPhysicist
Found inThe scientific foundations for world order, 1947.
Current biog., 1964 (Oppenheimer, J(ulius) Robert; b. 4/22/04)
Michelmore, P. The Swift Years, c1969, p. 4 (J. Robert Oppenheimer; father, Julius, had first thought to name his son just plain Robert, but he felt this was not distinguished enough, it needed something more. Eventually the baby was named J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 'J' standing for nothing)
The Story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, c1969, p. 6 ("J" in name is only an initial)
Dict. of American biography: supplement 8, 1966-1970 (Julius Robert Oppenheimer; b. Apr. 22, 1904, New York City, d. Feb. 18, 1967, Princeton; theoretical physicist; although the name Julius appears on his birth certificate, he said that the initial J stood "for nothing"; his brother thought that the initial was a nod to the tradition of naming a firstborn son after his father)
Wikipedia, Jan. 16, 2014 (Julius Robert Oppenheimer; born April 22, 1904 in New York City; died February 18, 1967 in Princeton, N.J.; theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is among the persons who are often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons)
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