Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Quotes, Biography & the Atomic Bomb

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What famous German physicist did Oppenheimer study with for his PhD program at the University of Gottingen?

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1. What two universities did Oppenheimer hold joint appointments at when he was recruited by the U.S. government for atomic research?

2. What research project did Oppenheimer direct during the Second World War?

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See what you know about work of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer with this quiz/worksheet combo. Topics include the famous physicist whom Oppenheimer studied with at the University of Gottingen and the two universities where he held joint appointments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points will be covered on the quiz:

  • Research project directed by Oppenheimer during World War Two
  • The reason he lost his security clearance after the war
  • Academic position he held later on in his life

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  • Reading comprehesion - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on J. Robert Oppenheimer, including the two universities where he held joint appointments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the physicist Oppenheimer studied with at the University of Gottingen
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Oppenheimer lost his security clearance after the Second World War and the academic position he held toward the end of his life

Additional Learning

Read more about the famous physicist with the lesson named Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer: Quotes, Biography & the Atomic Bomb. These areas of Oppenheimer's life will be addressed as you go along:

  • His early education in science
  • Collaboration on the Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  • Work in physics and astrophysics
  • His time as director of the Los Alamos Laboratories
  • First atomic bomb test in 1945
  • Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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