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Who Was the Father of the Atomic Bomb (and Why Did He Do It)?

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He died from cancer

Even though he continued to work on nuclear tests, The Great Robert Oppenheimer passed away from the one habit that had become synonymous with him: chain smoking. The scientist was 62 years old when he passed away at home in New Jersey from throat cancer. With his passing, Oppenheimer put an end to a spectacular life that saw him make important contributions to science, the humanities, and nuclear research.

Unfortunately, even if the father of the atomic bomb had been nominated for the Nobel Prize for the contributions he made to physics in 1945, 1951, and 1967, he never won.

If you enjoyed reading about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, also known as “the father of the atomic bomb,” then you’ll definitely love the movie! We won’t spoil the fun for you; that’s why we recommend checking it out while it is on big screens. Christopher Nolan did a great job with everything, starting with the plot but also with the choice of actors who are also brilliant.

And one more thing: before leaving the page, check out another article that’s also related to WWII: Adolf Hitler: 6 Facts That Will Give You Goosebumps.

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  1. I was under the understanding that Robert Oppenheimer regretted his involvement in making the bomb after it’s use against Japan.

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