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  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer,or J.Robert Oppenheimer, was born in New York City,into a wealthy Jewish family.
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  • Graduates from Harvard

    Graduates from Harvard
    Oppenheimer graduates from Harvard University .He got his bachelors degree in Chemistry and graduated summa cum laude.He completed his bachelors degree in three years.
  • Gottingen University

    Gottingen University
    Oppenheimer went to study under Max Born at Gottingen University in Germany.Born lead the development of quantum mechanics.Oppenheimer is famous for writting a paper on collision theories.He recieved his Ph D in physics at the age of 22.
  • Professor Oppenheimer

    Professor Oppenheimer
    After returning to the U.S. Oppenheimer teaches as a professor at Burkley University and California Institute of Technology.He introduced Quantum Mechanics to the U.S. .He starts publishing academic articles and gains a reputation in the physics field.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorizes research for the development of the atomic weapon,which lead to the Manhattan Project.The Germans started to devolp atomic weapons,so the U.S wanted to beat them to the punch.Thus,the Manhattan Project was started.
  • Director of the Manhattan Project

    Director of the Manhattan Project
    Robert Opphenheimer became the director of the Manhattan Project.He selected Las Alamos,new Mexico as the the secritive site for the Manhattan Project.
  • Japan

    Under the leadership of Oppenhiemer Japan is selected for the first use of atomic weapons.Japan was selected because Japan was the U.S.'s enemy at the time .
  • "Trinity Test"

    "Trinity Test"
    Oppenheimer supervises the first detonation of an atomic weapon at Alamogardo,New Mexico,called the "Trinity Test". This is were the first nuclear explosion was tested .
  • Little Boy

    Little Boy
    Oppenheimer's atomic bomb,the Little Boy,was dropped on Hiroshima,Japan.It Killed between 90,000 and 100,000 people immediately.Additionaly many more died from radiation fallout.
  • Fat Man

    Fat Man
    Oppenheimer's second bomb,Fat Man,was dropped on Hirusima ,Japan.Many more people died from this atomic bomb than Little Boy.
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan Surrenders
    Due to the efforts of the Manhattan Project,directed by Robert Oppenhiemer Japan surendered.Thus,thousands of lives were saved.
  • A new Hydrogen Bomb

    A new Hydrogen Bomb
    Robert Oppenheimer was approched by Edward Teller to aid in the development of a new hydrogen bomb.At heart he was a pacifict who only worked on the Manhattan project because world piece was at stake due to the Nazis.Oppenheimer did not want to contribute to this new era of the atomic age .
  • Princeton

    Oppenheimer served as Director of Princeton's Institute of Advanced Study.He worked at Princeton for a couple of years and he worked on quantum and relativistic physics.
  • Enrico Fermi Award

    Enrico Fermi Award
    After allegations of comunicating with the communists and being suspended for security risks the father of the atomic bomb and the director of the Manhattan Project recieves the Enrico Firmi Award.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer dies in Princeton,New Jersey from throat cancer.Oppenheimer achieved many things,such as being the Father of the Atomic Bomb.