Julius Robert Oppenheimer

Julius Robert Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is Born

April 22, 1904

Oppenheimer Graduates High School

May 1921

Becomes interested in Physics, Graduates from Harvard in three years

May 1924

Robert becomes associate professor at University of California, Berkeley


Oppenheimer works on individual research and developing theories

1930 - 1942

Oppenheimer works on calculations of artificial radioactivity


Oppenheimer named the head of Manhattan project's secret weapons laboratory

June 1942

Oppenheimer nominated for Noble Prize in Physics, again in 1951 and 1967


Oppenheimer's work at Los Alamos produces the first artificial nuclear explosion

July 16, 1945

Oppenheimer receives Medal for Merit from President Truman


Starts work as chairman of General Advisory to Atomic Energy Commission


Accepts offer to take up the directorship of the Institute for Advanced Study


Moves to the island St. John in the Virgin Islands


Diagnosed with throat cancer

October 1965

Dies at his home in Princeton, New Jersey

February 19, 1967

Five events in the World

World War 1

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

American airmen drop Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

American airmen drop Fat Man over Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Cold War starts as a result of Oppenheimer's work on atomic bombs