Faces of Science #14

J. Robert Oppenheimer


Tommy O'C said...

Anyone ever see The Day After Trinity? Powerful stuff. He gave his soul for his country. And was branded a traitor.

newspeak101 said...

Genie, bottle, etc.

Greg said...

Tommy, I love The Day After Trinity. I reviewed it a couple of years ago on Cinema Styles. I'm fascinated with the Manhattan Project and have read most books on the subject. Oppy was an incredibly complicated and at times maddening person.

Tempest said...

After Trinity {The secrecy, the scientific mystery, the expense, the gargantuan effort to build the 'Gadget'. And mind you -not one type of bomb BUT 2 DIFFERENT types.

And his mission;end THE War.

It's all downhill after that isn't it?

I mean what's left for you?

Build a bigger bomb? Atom's for Peace {Our Friend The Atom'}?

Even trying to save your good name and reputation isn't going to top the war effort.