Enrico Fermi & Robert Oppenheimer

Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian-born, naturalized American physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first Nuclear Reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. 5.0/5

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Robert Oppenheimer doesn't get much love anymore but he and Enrico Fermi, and their young punk buddy Richard Feynman.. Pretty MAJOR!
"J. Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi both later spoke out against nuclear weapons..
Who invented atom bomb? During World War II, the United States, with the assistance (collaboration) of physicists, mathematicians, and engineers from the U.S., Britain, Canada and Europe, completed the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb. (The project started as the "Manhattan District Engineers" and only became "The Manhattan Project" some time later). There was some early speculation about the possibility of what could be done if a nuclear chain reaction was unleashed in a way that would allow it to build without control. For a roll call, consider that Robert Oppenheimer was the head of "science" for the Manhattan Project, and (in alphabetical order) Felix Block, David Bohm, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Otto Frisch, Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls, Emilio Segre, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner all played crucial roles in getting the weapon designed and built. The physicist Albert Einstein did not participate directly in the invention of the atomic bomb-but was instrume ...
Maybe my favorite explanation of the scientific spirit I've heard: "He was simply unable to let things be foggy. Since they always are, this kept him pretty active." - Robert Oppenheimer on Enrico Fermi
Q--Which scientist is often referred to as the 'Father of the Atom Bomb' ? (A) Enrico Fermi (B) J. Robert Oppenheimer (C) Albert Einstein (D) Ernest Rutherford
Back in 1943 Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller all knew that atomic radiation was a biological weapon and, if the bomb failed to work, they could still poison the German food supply with "radioactive fission products bred in a chain-reacting pile. . . . The radioactive isotope the m...
Gregory or Dominic, did either of you ever meet Dr. Robert Christy @ the University of California ? He passed away on Wednesday. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Christy died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena, surrounded by his family, according to Caltech spokeswoman Deborah Williams-Hedges. Christy was one of the early recruits to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Laboratory, a U.S. government research project to develop atomic weapons during the war. He was hand-picked to join by his University of California, Berkeley, professor J. Robert Oppenheimer, with whom Christy studied quantum mechanics. The Canadian native devised what came to be known as the Christy bomb or Christy gadget, a plutonium implosion device. Born in Vancouver, Christy showed mathematical prowess early in his schooling and skipped grades to graduate ...
Robert Frederick Christy (born May 14, 1916) is an American theoretical physicist and later astrophysicist who worked on the Manhattan Project. He was also briefly president of Caltech. Christy was born in 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended the University of British Columbia in the 1930s where he studied physics during the blossoming of quantum physics. Following the path blazed by George Volkoff who was a year ahead of him at UBC, Christy was accepted as a graduate student by Robert Oppenheimer at UC Berkeley, the leading theoretical physicist in the US at that time. Christy received his PhD in 1941 and joined the Illinois Institute of Technology, however he also spent time at the University of Chicago where he was recruited by Enrico Fermi to join the effort to build the first reactor, having been recommended as a theory resource by Oppenheimer. When Oppenheimer formed the Los Alamos Laboratory as part of the Manhattan Project, Christy was one of the early recruits to join the Theory Group ...
Who Invented the Atomic Bomb? Federal funding of science exceeds 70 billion dollars a year–$250 for every man woman and child in the United States. The almost blind acceptance of Establishment Science as the only right way to create inventions and discoveries is based in large part on the Manhattan Project and the invention of the Atomic Bomb. But how many people can name the maverick inventor of the Atomic Bomb and the Nuclear Reactor? I ask this question often; few know the answer. Some answers are: Robert Oppenheimer. This is the most common answer. Oppenheimer was the brilliant theoretical physicist who headed the Manhattan Project, but he did not invent the bomb. When Oppenheimer was told in 1939 that uranium had been split, releasing more energy than it absorbed, he gave a brilliant one-hour extemporaneous explanation of how it was impossible. He did change his mind when he later was faced with irrefutable evidence. No, it was not this establishment scientist. Enrico Fermi. This is a common answer ...
The Atomic Archive explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb. Follow a timeline that takes you down the path of our nuclear past to the present. Read biographies of A-bomb father Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi's dispassionate account of the Trinity Test. Examine ...
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