Julius Robert Oppenheimer
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Overview <ul><li>Helped Invent the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Born in New York in 1904 </li></ul><ul><li>In charge of t...
Schooling <ul><li>Graduated from Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Went to study at Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>Received a PhD in ...
Atomic Bomb Explosion
Values <ul><li>He opposed fascism </li></ul><ul><li>He had family in Nazi Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Communism </...
Harvard Logo
Manhattan Project <ul><li>Started in 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Begun to create powerful weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Response to...
Atomic Bomb <ul><li>Extremely powerful bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on at Los Alamos </li></ul><ul><li>Los Alamos in New ...
“ Little Boy”
How It Works <ul><li>Needs enriched uranium </li></ul><ul><li>Fission occurs  </li></ul><ul><li>Neutron is fired at atom <...
 
Explosion <ul><li>Atomic bomb detonated in July, 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Dropped on Japan </li></ul><ul><li>First in Hirosh...
Atomic Bomb Explosion
Unhappy Ending <ul><li>Chairman for Atomic Energy Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Oppenheimer opposed the hydrogen bomb </li>...
Hydrogen bomb
Conclusion <ul><li>Atomic bomb was important invention </li></ul>
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Invention

  1. 1. Julius Robert Oppenheimer
  2. 2. J. Robert Oppenheimer
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Helped Invent the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Born in New York in 1904 </li></ul><ul><li>In charge of the Manhattan Project </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>More background at http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/oppenheimer.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Schooling <ul><li>Graduated from Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Went to study at Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>Received a PhD in Germany </li></ul>
  5. 5. Atomic Bomb Explosion
  6. 6. Values <ul><li>He opposed fascism </li></ul><ul><li>He had family in Nazi Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Communism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Harvard Logo
  8. 8. Manhattan Project <ul><li>Started in 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Begun to create powerful weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Germany splitting the atom </li></ul><ul><li>Oppenheimer appointed director in June 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>Created atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>More Manhattan Project at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX65.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Atomic Bomb <ul><li>Extremely powerful bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on at Los Alamos </li></ul><ul><li>Los Alamos in New Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Many physicists worked on it </li></ul><ul><li>Took four years to develop </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ Little Boy”
  11. 11. How It Works <ul><li>Needs enriched uranium </li></ul><ul><li>Fission occurs </li></ul><ul><li>Neutron is fired at atom </li></ul><ul><li>Huge amount of energy released </li></ul><ul><li>How it works at http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/abomb/physics.htm </li></ul>
  12. 13. Explosion <ul><li>Atomic bomb detonated in July, 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Dropped on Japan </li></ul><ul><li>First in Hiroshima </li></ul><ul><li>Second in Nagasaki </li></ul><ul><li>Ended WWII </li></ul>
  13. 14. Atomic Bomb Explosion
  14. 15. Unhappy Ending <ul><li>Chairman for Atomic Energy Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Oppenheimer opposed the hydrogen bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Trial for treason </li></ul><ul><li>Too long identifying Soviet Spies </li></ul><ul><li>Cleared of charges </li></ul><ul><li>Removed from Atomic Energy Commission </li></ul>
  15. 16. Hydrogen bomb
  16. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Atomic bomb was important invention </li></ul>
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