The world must be destroyed to be saved in Emily Blunt’s gritty new thriller

The Christopher Nolan drama also stars Cillian Murphy.

10/23/2021 3:02:00 PM

Emily Blunt will star in Christopher Nolan's twisty new thriller

The Christopher Nolan drama also stars Cillian Murphy.

, a 2005 book by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin that won the Pulitzer Prize.J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was an American theoretical physicist. During the Manhattan Project – theproject that produced the first ever nuclear weapons – Oppenheimer was director of the Los Alamos Laboratory and responsible for the research and design of an atomic bomb.

A child genius and Harvard graduate, Oppenheimer is widely considered the “father of the atomic bomb”. J. Robert Oppenheimer in 1940The first ever atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Later, in August 1945 two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ultimately pushed the Japanese to surrender to US forces.

Oppenheimer was largely credited with the success of the Manhattan Project, however he spoke about feeling that “he had blood on his hands” for his role in its development.In 1946, Oppenheimer told a university audience that when the Manhattan Project team spoke of what they had done, “we thought of the legend of Prometheus, of that deep sense of guilt in man’s new powers that reflects his recognition of evil, and his long knowledge of it.” He felt he held responsibility for the ensuing arms race and threat to civilization brought about by the bomb.

Later in his life, along with Albert Einstein, he established the World Academy of Art and Science in 1960. He continued lecturing physics around the world, before passing away from throat cancer in 1967. Read more: Stylist Magazine »

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