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Books: The Atomic Meltdown

It was J. Robert Oppenheimer himself who chose the code name "Trinity" for the 1945 test of the atom bomb he had done so much to create. He would say later that...

Would-Be Father of Baghdad's Bomb

His name, Ja'afer Dhaieh Ja'afer, is little known even in scientific circles, but U.S. intelligence sources have identified the Iraqi-born physicist as his...

The Press: The Oppenheimer Story

To Washington correspondents, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's troubles with the Atomic Energy Commission (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) had been no secret. For more...

International: Terribly More Terrible

One of his colleagues described Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the Los Alamos branch of the atomic bomb's Manhattan Project, as "the smartest of the lot."...

Education: Ivory Tower Tempest

For years the Institute for Advanced Study hummed quietly with the intellectual energies of men like Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Now the halls of...

Science: And Now, White Holes!

In the 1930s, the theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and one of his graduate students at the University of California, Hartland Snyder, proposed what...

Theater Abroad: The Character Speaks Out

Mining recent history for villains and heroes has turned into a profitable industry. By implying that Pope Pius XII was guilty—at least by omission—of not...

J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER His Life & Times

You have no idea how repugnant this is—to go over my life. It is impossible to be completely candid. It's an art and it takes technique, and you have to...

Books: Oedipus at Los Alamos

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE GOD (449 pp.)—Haakon Chevalier—Putnam ($4.95). The enigma of famed Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer lingers on chiefly because he...

National Affairs: THE HANDOUT

Throughout its eight weeks of hearings and deliberations on the case of Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Atomic Energy Commission's security board tried to...

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