Robert Serber (March 14, 1909 – June 1, 1997) was an American physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project. Serber's lectures explaining the basic principles and goals of the project were printed and supplied to all incoming scientific staff, and became known as The Los Alamos Primer.
Robert Serber (1909-1997) was an American physicist. He was recruited by J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the Manhattan Project. Serber was tasked with explaining the basic principles and goals of the project to all incoming scientific staff. Moving to Los Alamos in 1943, he gave lectures to members of….
As the longtime protege and friend of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called father of the atomic bomb, Serber was called to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1943, spending two years at the...
Robert serber (elected to the nas in 1952) was one of the leading theorists during the golden age of U.s. physics. He entered graduate school in 19 0 before such key discoveries as the neutron, positron, and deuteron and prior to the development of the principal tool of nuclear and high-energy physics, the particle accelerator.
Robert Serber (1909–1997), an American-born and -educated theoretical physicist, belonged to what might be described, respectfully, as the second tier of important U.S. physicists in the middle decades of the twentieth century.
Robert Serber, a theoretical physicist who was the intellectual midwife at the birth of the atomic bomb and helped shape particle physics research for decades, died on Sunday at his home on the...
Robert Serber, 88, one of the intellectual leaders of the World War II crash program that developed the atomic bomb, died June 1 at his home in New York.
Los Alamos, NM Tinian Island Robert Serber was an American physicist. In 1941, Serber was recruited by J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the Manhattan Project. Serber was tasked with explaining the basic principles and goals of the project to all incoming scientific staff.
( b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 March 1909; d. New York, New York, 1 June 1997), nuclear and particle physics. Serber’s long and distinguished career will probably be best remembered for the important contributions he made in producing the world’s first nuclear weapons.
Robert Serber, an American physicist, was born Mar. 14, 1909. He studied engineering at Lehigh University, got his PhD in physics at the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1934, and then headed for Berkeley to do post-graduate work with Robert Oppenheimer.