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A new tree starting on the back of the old.

A new tree starting on the back of the old.

I found mention online about a week ago of a documentary special on PBS about Robert Oppenheimer. I was interested in watching it but was not able to catch it on TV due to that school thing. Disappointed at this I looked for a copy of it online and found it rather quickly. Namely on the official PBS site where the entire documentary is available for viewing.

I thought it was a well done documentary putting the life of a prominent physicist into the context of his world. Before viewing the documentary I did not know much about him other then he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Now I know more about him and his work though I am sure it was not a complete picture since that could not be achieved in a two hour documentary.

I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of science, the beginnings of the atomic age, McCarthyism, or the lives of famous scientists.

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