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Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22 1904 in New York City Robert Oppenheimers family was wealthy when he was a child but they did not spend their money foolishly Roberts family were Jews but did not worship regularly Oppenheimer was a smart boy all through school but he lacked physical activity Oppenheimer studied at Harvard after he graduated he took a position in the physics department at University of California at Berkeley The government then started to make the Atom Bomb so they put Oppenheimer in charge of the whole project Then they moved the project to a top-secret base in New Mexico where the bomb would be assembled The government then got suspicious of Oppenheimer because his parents had connections to the communist party So all through the project he was asked questions about his connections with the communistsThen the scientists finally succeeded and detonated the bombThe President then decided the drop the bomb on Japan He chose Hiroshima and Kokura Arsenal but clouds covered the arsenal so they dropped it on NagasakiAfter the war he pushed ahead with the Hydrogen Bomb test the bomb was 1000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on HiroshimaThen Oppenheimer was charged for 24 different violations involving the Communist party They didnt find him guilty of anythingOppenheimer died on February 18 1967 at Princeton he lived to be 67 years old His wife died a few years later when she fell ill on vacation Durinr a leve of absence1943- 1945 He served as director of the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos New Mexico His leadership and organizational skill earned him the Presidential medal of mert in 1946 In 1963 the AEC gave him the hightest honor the Enrico Fermi Award One of his quote As long as men are free to ask what they must free to say what they think free to think what they will freedom can never belost and science
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