J. Robert Oppenheimer

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  • J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Father Of The Atomic Bomb

    facet of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life led to the prominence of the person we know as “The Father of the Atomic Bomb”? Perhaps his prominence is best explained through his work on The Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and his coworkers worked tirelessly to produce a history altering advance in warfare -- known as the atomic bomb, warranting the nickname “The Father of the Atomic Bomb”. Perhaps Oppenheimer’s prominence is a direct reflection of his academic schooling and his intellect. Oppenheimer was accepted into one of the most prestigious high schools in his home town of New York City, New York; he would later continue his education at the University of Harvard at the age of 17, only to graduate in three years as sum cum laude – later…

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  • Robert J Oppenheimer Essay

    Robert J. Oppenheimer was a very peculiar person throughout his whole life. He was born on April 22 1904 in New York City. As a child he didn’t have many friends due to the way he was raised. His parents, Julius Oppenheimer was a German immigrant who came to the US at the young age of 17. His father became wealthy later on in his life with the help of an uncle, his success as a businessman and fabric merchant that he soon became the president of this company . His mother, Ella Oppenheimer was an…

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  • J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Atomic Bomb

    Led by General Leslie Groves with research directed by Jewish American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the development of the atomic bomb was not only the most ambitious scientific enterprise in history, it was also the best-kept secret of the war. At its peak, more than 600,000 Americans were involved in the project, although few knew its ultimate purpose. Even Truman did not learn about it until he became president. The first test of the new bomb took place on the morning of July 16, 1945,…

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  • The Influence Of The Manhattan Project

    “The Manhattan Project” was a former research project that was responsible for developing the first atomic bombs during World War II, with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada from 1942 to 1945 . General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer were in-charge of the Project . The members of the committee combined their expertise, technology, science and finance. The success of the Manhattan Project was when a uranium bomb called “Little…

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  • Practical Intelligence In George Gladwell's 'Outliers'

    More people that have talent can obtain10,000 hours of practice in their interest, if they get an opportunity to reach expertise (42).The examples that Gladwell uses are: the violinists, the Beatles, and Bill Gates because his mother’s club having funds to finance a computer club at his high school, and having the opportunity to use the computer at the University of Washington. The skill of practical intelligence is usually obtained from a person’s family through the way that they raise their…

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  • Leadership In Andrew Dubrin's Outliers

    less adept boys were relegated to inferior leagues (Gladwell, 2008, p. 24). Though Gladwell concedes that raw talent is important, he also points out that our perception of who has the potential to be exceptional is often a product of a much more complicated process than genes or IQ. This concept is clearly demonstrated in a comparison of two intellectual giants, Chris Lagan and Robert Oppenheimer. Both of these men are undisputed geniuses who were born with intellects most could not dream…

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  • Malcolm Gladwell Accomplishments

    If someone can not afford to go to college, they may not be able to speak and display the intelligent things that are going on in their mind. The example of Robert Oppenheimer is perfect to show contrast between himself and Chris Langan. While Langan grew up in poverty, Oppenheimer was well versed in the upper strands of social society. He was well affiliated with people and organizations that would finance his genius. Even his father was a man who had become financially important in the…

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  • Early Atomic Experiment Research Paper

    Early Atomic Experiments Joseph John Thomson conducted an experiment that is known today as the CRT Experiment. The outcome of this experiment was JJ’s discovery of the electron. CRT is an acronym for Cathode Ray Tube, this gives a broad concept of what the experiment is about. The basic components of the experiment include, a glass cylindrical tube with most of the air inside vacuumed out of it, and inside the tube is Electrode for each side. One of the Electrodes is negative and entitled the…

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  • Shaker Culture Book Report

    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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  • Japanese Popular Culture Research Paper

    costumes of their favorite characters from Japanese movies, animations, dramas and TV shows. Finally, there is no doubt that Japanese pop music also has significant impacts in the world. Basically, J-pop is an abbreviated term for Japanese Pop, referring to a certain brand of Japanese music. Tracing its roots back to the earliest impacts of Western music in the 1950s, J-pop has developed to become one of the largest music categories in the world, impacting sounds and artists in plenty of Asian…

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