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In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer; a play freely adapted on the basis of the documents

Kipphardt, Heinar, and Speirs, Ruth (Translator)

Published by Hill and Wang, New York, 1968
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141, [1[ p. 21 cm. Translation of In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer This was published in German in 1964. This is a Spotlight dramabook. Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with Enrico Fermi, he is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." After the war he became a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of nuclear power to avert nuclear proliferation and an arms race with the Soviet Union. After provoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken opinions during the Second Red Scare, he had his security clearance revoked in a much-publicized hearing in 1954, and was effectively stripped of his direct political influence; he continued to lecture, write and work in physics. A decade later President John F. Kennedy awarded (and Lyndon B. Johnson presented) him with the Enrico Fermi Award as a gesture of political rehabilitation. Oppenheimer's notable achievements in physics include the Born Oppenheimer approximation for molecular wavefunctions, work on the theory of electrons and positrons, the Oppenheimer Phillips process in nuclear fusion, and the first prediction of quantum tunneling. With his students he also made important contributions to the modern theory of neutron stars and black holes, as well as to quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and the interactions of cosmic rays. As a teacher and promoter of science, he is remembered as a founding father of the American school of theoretical physics that gained world prominence in the 1930s. After World War II, he became director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton." From Wikipedia, using a translation application: "Henry "Heinar" Mauritius Kipphardt (born 8 March 1922 in Heidersdorf, Silesia, died 18 November 1982 in Munich) was a German writer, and important representative of documentary theater. The greatest notoriety gained its time-critical spectacles In the Matter J. Robert Oppenheimer and Adolf Eichmann. Heinar Kipphardt südschlesischen Heider was born in the village in the home of his mother Elfriede Kipphardt. His father is Henry Kipphardt Dentist without university education after a time it practically possible craft training. After birth, the family moved to Heinars free grace. From 1928-1932, where he attended the village school and then different high schools. In the family Heinar is the only child with a close relationship to the mother and the father tense. Heinar is described as "unruly" and "rowdy". On the night of 27 February 1933 (Reichstag fire) is the father of "standing outside the German ethnic community" as-he was a convinced Marxist-were arrested by the Nazis and the first provisional concentration camp Wroclaw Durrgoy and later interned in Buchenwald concentration camp. In 1937, he comes free with the condition that he leave Silesia. The family moves into the Rhineland, where the father has relatives and opened a practice in Krefeld. In 1943 he was arrested again by the Gestapo and taken into protective custody as 47-year-old sent to the front. Heinar Kipphardt attended high school from 1937 on Moltkeplatz in Krefeld and concludes with the Abitur (1940). In 1939 he met his future wife, Lore Hannen know who studied at the art school in Krefeld. After he begins duty use in Nazi labor service in 1940 to study medicine at the University of Bonn with the later emphasis psychiatry. "Nobody can tell the age of 18: I'm a writer. So something was studied, and the next was my medicine. I thought it. Bookseller Inventory # 67675

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Title: In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer; a ...

Publisher: Hill and Wang, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Book Club Edition.

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