By inventing the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer changed human history.
|7 Things That Happened To Oppenheimer After Dropping The Bomb
We will explain what happened to Oppenheimer after the US government bombed Japan in this article.
After the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Oppenheimer continued to work for the government’s atomic energy committee.
However, after the bombing, he felt a deep guilt and rejection that these types of weapons of mass destruction continue to be manufactured.
2. Oppenheimer opposed the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb
In 1949, the United States and the Soviet Union began a race to develop the hydrogen bomb.
This was a bomb even more powerful than the atomic bomb, so Oppenheimer strongly opposed its making.
3. The hydrogen bomb managed to be created
Despite Oppenheimer’s refusal to make this bomb, the United States managed to successfully test it in 1952.
A year later, the Soviet Union also had a hydrogen bomb.
4. Oppenheimer was accused of being a communist
In 1954, Oppenheimer was accused of having dangerous ties to the communists.
Oppenheimer was not the only one investigated, since at that time they investigated actors and musicians.
5. Oppenheimer tried to show his loyalty to the United States
Upon learning of his investigation, Oppenheimer called for a public hearing to prove his loyalty to the flag.
However, he was unsuccessful and was removed from the position at the Atomic Energy Commission.
6. Oppenheimer went on to teach at Princeton University
Although his government career was over, Oppenheimer remained a recognized figure among physicists.
Oppenheimer went on to teach physics at Princeton University.
7. He was diagnosed with throat cancer, due to his smoking
In 1965, Oppenheimer was diagnosed with throat cancer. Probably because for decades he always had a cigarette in his mouth.
Oppenheimer received radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, but it could not stop his disease.
He passed away in 1967 at the age of 62.