Curious about who invented the atomic bomb? Just reading the story made me think about the so many things we take for granted but hey,its important if we know who started this and then maybe we can appreciate life more and value those we love. Somebody had to invent it. So now who was Oppenheimer? He was a self cautious person and you can tell from his words that the impact of his invention was something he was so passionate about. Kindness and sensitivity to the spiritual world. So amazing.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist who was 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. Oppenheimer was among those who observed the Trinity test in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated on July 16, 1945. He later remarked that the explosion brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
It all started on October 9 of 1941, two months before the United States entered World War II, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved a crash program to develop an atomic bomb. In May 1942, National Defense Research Committee Chairman James B. Conant, who had been one of Oppenheimer’s lecturers at Harvard, invited Oppenheimer to take over work on fast neutron calculations, a task that Oppenheimer threw himself into with full vigor. He was given the title “Coordinator of Rapid Rupture”, which specifically referred to the propagation of a fast neutron chain reaction in an atomic bomb.