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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer, 1956

Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist and one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, died on this day, February 18, in 1967. He was born in New York City in 1904.

Karsh photographed Robert Oppenheimer in 1956 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. By this time, “Increasingly concerned about the potential danger to humanity arising from scientific discoveries, Oppenheimer joined with Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Rotblat and other eminent scientists and academics to establish what would eventually become the World Academy of Art and Science in 1960.” Read more (Wikipedia).