Bomb-Theoretical Physicist Discusses Risk and Benefits of Atomic Bomb Development and Testing During World War II

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico — In the film Oppenheimer, General Leslie Groves asks J. Robert Oppenheimer, “Are you saying there’s a chance that when we push that button, we destroy the world?” This chilling question reflects the anxiety surrounding the atomic bomb’s potential to cause cataclysmic destruction. While this scene is fictional, it raises a … Read more