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J. Robert Oppenheimer A Life by Abraham Pais with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease Preface by Robert P. Crease Introduction. Chapter 1. First encounters. Chapter 2. Background. Early years. 6. Chapter 3. University studies. 13. Chapter 4. Postdoctoral studies. 23. Chapter 5. The California professor as teacher. 32. Chapter 6. The California professor as researcher. QED. Cosmic rays. Electron-positron theory. Nuclear physics. Mesons. Astrophysics; Cosmology. 40. Chapter 7. Oppenheimer's own opinion on his teaching and research in California. 55. Chapter 8. Personal life in the 1930s. 56. Chapter 9. "The shatterer of worlds." 65. Chapter 10. In which Oppenheimer enters the world stage. 77. Chapter 11. An atomic scientist's credo 85. Chapter 12. The Institute prior to Oppenheimer's arrival. 108. Chapter 13. In which Oppenheimer is elected Director of the Institute and Chairman of the GAC. 142. Chapter 14. Oppenheimer's early years as Institute Director. 160. Chapter 15. Oppenheimer and the world of physics, 1946-1954. (a) "The great charismatic figure." (b) Building up physics at the Institute. (c) Of some who came and some who went. (d) Oppenheimer as leader of conferences. 1. Shelter Island, June 1947. 2. Pocono, 1948. 3. Solvay, 1948. 4. Old Stone, April 1949. 5. Rochester I, December 1950. 6. Rochester II and III, 1952. 7. IBM, April 1953. 8. A book review, October 1953. 9. Japan, September 1953. 10. Rochester IV, January 1954. 178. Chapter 16. Further on Oppenheimer the man. (a) Los Alamos vignettes. (b) More personal recollections. 230. Chapter 17. Atomic politics in the early postwar years. (a) 1945. (b) The Acheson-Lilienthal plan. (c) The Baruch plan. (d) 1946 as the highest point of Oppenheimer's political contributions. (e) Oppenheimer's public expressions on atomic policy, 1947-48. 274. Chapter 18. Of the first serious enemies and of the first Russian A-bomb. (a) In which the first clouds appear. (b) The first Russian A-bomb. 314. Chapter 19. Of the Superbomb and of spy stories. (a) Varia 1947-1949. (b) Shall the U.S. develop the Super? (c) Emil Klaus Julius Fuchs et al. 327. Chapter 20. The new Super. (a) The Teller-Ulam invention. (b) Oppenheimer's views on the Super. (c) Oppenheimer's participation in panels, 1950-1953. (d) 1952: Oppenheimer leaves the GAC. 355. Chapter 21. Atomic politics in the early 1950s. (a) The doctrine of massive retaliation. (b) Operation Candor. (c) 1953: Major attacks on Oppenheimer begin. 373 Chapter 22. In which the excrement hits the ventilator. (a) The Oppenheimer-Strauss meeting, December 1953. (b) Eisenhower erects a "blank wall." (c) Preparations for the hearings. (d) Oppenheimer and McCarthy. 388. Chapter 23. In which the news of the hearings is made public. (a) How Einstein and I first heard. (b) First newspaper comments. 409. Supplemental Material by Robert P. Crease Chapter 24. Open Book. 428. Chapter 25. No Final Judgment. 475. Chapter 26. Insider in Exile. 493. Chapter 27. Cloudy Mountain Peak. 532.
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Atomic bomb -- United States -- History.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.