Down to a Science: A LANL Podcast

The historical accuracy of the Oppenheimer film, according to a historian

Episode Summary

After World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was a world-famous scientist who people recognized. Over time, that celebrity status faded. Christopher Nolan's film and the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography that inspired it have once again made Oppenheimer a recognizable name to the average person.

Episode Notes

What did the film get right about J. Robert Oppenheimer? Los Alamos historian Alan Carr explains.