Ray Monk: Robert Oppenheimer and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics
Wednesday 28th November 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Free Event
In his latest book, revered biographer Ray Monk solves the enigma of Robert Oppenheimer's life and personality and brilliantly illuminates his contribution to the revolution in twentieth-century physics. In Inside the Centre: A Life of J Robert Oppenheimer Monk delves into the rich and complex intellectual life of America's most fascinating and elusive scientist, the father of the atomic bomb.
Drawing on original research and interviews, Monk traces the wide range of influences on Oppenheimer's development -- his Jewishness, his social isolation at Harvard, his love of Sanskrit, his radical politics. This definitive portrait, which has been longlisted for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, finally solves the enigma of the extraordinary, charming, tortured man whose beautiful mind fundamentally reshaped the world.
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Frederic Raphael; Ray Monk