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"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
―Oppenheimer, reflecting on the atomic bomb's first test, 1965.[src]

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Biography[]

He is best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project during World War II.[1] In the summer of 1945, Abstergo Industries authorized the tests for Oppenheimer's atomic bomb, intending to end the war with a nuclear explosion to bring the turmoil necessary to build a new world.[2] On 16 July, the first successful test of the atomic bomb was dropped at the air base at Alamogordo, New Mexico.[1]

In 1965, when asked to reflect on what went through his head at the time of the explosion, Oppenheimer quoted a verse from the Bhagavad Gita (XI,32): kālo'smi lokakṣayakṛtpravṛddho lokānsamāhartumiha pravṛttaḥ, which he translated as "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."[3]

Legacy[]

In 2012, Oppenheimer's involvement in the creation of the atomic bomb along with his unwitting affiliation with Abstergo Industries was compiled in a glyph puzzled named after his famous quote by the late Assassin Clay Kaczmarek, put there for his successor, Desmond Miles to find.[2] Which he did in September of that year.[4] Some time later, more information was gathered by the Initiates and detailed in a publicly hosted Database.[2]

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