J. Robert Oppenheimer

1904 - 1967

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was successfully detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Robert Oppenheimer has received more than 7,113,490 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 65 out of 659Before him are Gabriel Lippmann, Robert Andrews Millikan, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Johannes Stark, and Carl David Anderson. After him are Peter Higgs, Lev Landau, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis.

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Among people born in 1904, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 10Before him are Pablo Neruda, Dr. Seuss, Cary Grant, B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, and Umberto II of Italy. After him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Pavel Cherenkov, George Gamow, and Glenn Miller. Among people deceased in 1967, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 6Before him are Che Guevara, René Magritte, Konrad Adenauer, Puyi, and Vivien Leigh. After him are Edward Hopper, Zoltán Kodály, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Spencer Tracy, Clement Attlee, and Jack Ruby.

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Among people born in United States, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 214 out of 12,171Before him are Clark Gable (1901), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Jack Kerouac (1922), Billy the Kid (1859), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are John Jay (1745), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Christopher Lloyd (1938), John B. Watson (1878), Jesse James (1847), and Sigourney Weaver (1949).

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Among physicists born in United States, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 4Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), and Carl David Anderson (1905). After him are John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).