Why Oppenheimer Deserves His Own Movie

In 1942, physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer was recruited by the US government to work on the Manhattan Project to produce nuclear weapons. Oppenheimer proved critical to the program's success, and on July 16, 1945, he witnessed the fruits of his labor when the Trinity test detonated the world's first nuclear bomb — and changed the course of history. Veritasium looks at what made Oppenheimer such a key figure in the race to develop nuclear arms and how it changed the man himself — and the world — forever.

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