10 Fascinating Facts About J. Robert Oppenheimer

When he was 12 years old, J. Robert Oppenheimer was invited to give a lecture on geology.

He also studied cosmic rays. 

The first atomic weapons were developed under his leadership at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

He wrote poetry. 

Oppenheimer’s mind turned to the Bhagavad Gita as he watched the first nuclear bomb explode.

After World War II, Oppenheimer became an opponent of the hydrogen bomb.

Oppenheimer’s security credentials were eventually revoked because he was considered a “security risk.”

Oppenheimer was nominated for a Nobel Prize three times.