Pettiness Ended Career of the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”

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Health Editor’s Note:  This is not an uncommon event in history and in  current day world.  The political world is a case in point…..Carol

Robert Oppenheimer’s Career Ended Long After the Bang, With a Whimper

by Kat Ecshner  Smithsonian.com

It was a postwar portrait of pettiness: two renowned nuclear scientists, each leading a cutting-edge facility, waging war on one another, with dire consequences for both.

In the end, writes Esther Inglis-Arkell for Gizmodo, the feud between Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller–once colleagues–alienated both from the community of scientists that fostered their work.

Los Alamos and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were their respective fortresses of solitude. At these two competing weapons development facilities, as both the Cold War and McCarthyism blossomed, a slow-burning academic rivalry turned into a feud that involved the Atomic Energy Commission and ended in Oppenheimer’s security clearance being revoked, leaving him unable to work.

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