J. Robert Oppenheimer

With the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer in 2023, renewed attention has been paid to the complicated life and legacy of one of history’s most famous scientists. At the Bulletin, the connection goes back to our founding.

J. Robert Oppenheimer served as the first chair of our Board of Sponsors, a group established by Albert Einstein that has counted 40 Nobel Laureates over the years. Beyond this leadership role, Oppenheimer also authored over a dozen articles in the Bulletin and was the subject of many more. View the full collection of Oppenheimer articles below, including our July 2023 premium magazine issue, “Oppenheimer: The man. The movie. The legacy.” which features interviews, articles from the experts, archival pieces, and more exploring the complex figure who was “the father of the atomic bomb.”