J. Robert Oppenheimer was appointed as technical director of the Manhattan Project. Under his guidance, the creation of the first atomic bomb occured (atomicarchive.com): Dr. Oppenheimer was brilliant, and I consider his words here to be profound, and a warning to us all.
J. Robert Oppenheimer Working Out Physics Equations on the Blackboard in His Office
J. Robert Oppenheimer, born on April 22, 1904, was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. He strongly opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, however, and in 1953 was suspended from secret nuclear research as an alleged communist sympathizer, a case backed by Edward Teller. In 1963 he was reinstated and awarded the Enrico Fermi Award.
Dr. Steven Oppenheimer, pictured in his laboratory looking through a microscope, began his career at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in 1971. Continuing his post-graduate work, Dr. Oppenheimer's research focused on cell adhesion. He has been recognized as a CSU System Trustees Outstanding Professor and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. University Archives.