Robert Oppenheimer

Physicists and Sin

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.”


-ā€”J. Robert Oppenheimer

Optimists and Pessimists

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.”


ā€”ā€“J. Robert Oppenheimer

Technical Sweetness

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”


-ā€“J Robert Oppenheimer

The True Purpose of Education is to Illuminate Your Own Ignorance

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.


–J. Robert Oppenheimer

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