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J. Robert Oppenheimer

1904 - 1967

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Robert Oppenheimer has received more than 12,839,575 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). J. Robert Oppenheimer is the 56th most popular physicist (up from 58th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from United States (up from 247th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Physicist.

J. Robert Oppenheimer is most famous for being the director of the Manhattan Project, which was a project to develop the first atomic bomb.

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Among physicists, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 56 out of 717Before him are Christian Doppler, Wilhelm Wien, Georges Lemaître, Philipp Lenard, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Max Born. After him are Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, and Peter Debye.

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Among people born in 1904, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 11Before him are Dr. Seuss, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Cary Grant, Umberto II of Italy, B. F. Skinner, and Jean Gabin. After him are Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Joan Crawford. Among people deceased in 1967, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 7Before him are Che Guevara, René Magritte, Konrad Adenauer, Puyi, Vivien Leigh, and Ilse Koch. After him are Spencer Tracy, Vladimir Komarov, Clement Attlee, Edward Hopper, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and Jack Ruby.

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Among people born in United States, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 213 out of 18,182Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Mel Gibson (1956), Philip K. Dick (1928), Charlton Heston (1923), Coen brothers (null), and Buster Keaton (1895). After him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), Miles Davis (1926), James Brown (1933), Frank Zappa (1940), Edwin McMillan (1907), and Walt Whitman (1819).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, J. Robert Oppenheimer ranks 2Before him are Richard Feynman (1918). After him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).