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Julius Robert Oppenheimer, born in New York, is often referred to as the
“father of the atomic bomb”
Oppenheimer is among those deemed “the father of the atomic bomb” for his involvement in the Manhattan Project. After WWII he was granted the position of chief advisor to the United States Atomic Energy Commission, which he used to lobby for international control of nuclear power. Though stripped of his security clearance during the Second Red Scare, he continued to lecture and work in physics.