Frank Oppenheimer

Frank Oppenheimer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Friedman Oppenheimer (August 14, 1912 - February 3, 1985) was an American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, was a target of McCarthyism, and was later the founder of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He was the younger brother of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the first director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Growing up eight years Robert's junior, Frank was constantly in the shadow of his brother. At one point considering a career as a flautist, Frank eventually followed his brother's encouragement and became a physicist as well. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1933, he studied for a year and a half at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England. In 1935, he worked on the development of nuclear particle counters at the Institute di Arcetri in Florence, Italy.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613658977X
  • 9786136589770