- J(ulius) Robert,1904–67, U.S. nuclear physicist.
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He told the hearing of Oppenheimer: “I would feel personally more secure if public matters would rest in other hands.”
In fact, Teller was competing with Oppenheimer for resources.
A face in a sea of faces, how could you know he hid among them like Oppenheimer, building a lab to split the atom.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters
August 2, 2014
For example, Oppenheimer misstates Zen teaching as holding that good and evil do not exist because everything is one.The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen
November 14, 2013
Woody, not surprisingly, refused to co-operate with Oppenheimer, who requested an interview but was rebuffed.Behind the Johnson & Johnson Curse
August 11, 2013
"Well, cut out my tongue and call me Oppenheimer," he exclaimed.Make Mine Homogenized
And Betty, if she agrees, says "Oppenheimer," and we understand each other and pass on.The Charm of Ireland
Burton Egbert Stevenson
Why should one wish to grasp Drs. Oppenheimer and Gottlieb by the hand?
I hope to live to grasp Drs. Oppenheimer and Gottlieb by the hand.
But Oppenheimer, enraptured with my tales, remained a sceptic to the end.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
- J (ulius) Robert. 1904–67, US nuclear physicist. He was director of the Los Alamos laboratory (1943–45), which produced the first atomic bomb. He opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb (1949) and in 1953 was alleged to be a security risk. He was later exonerated
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- American physicist who directed the Los Alamos, New Mexico, laboratory during the development of the first atomic bomb (1942-1945). After World War II, he became an advocate for the peaceful use of atomic energy and opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb.
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