Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer handsome signed heavy wood walking stick with philosopher’s head decoration on top. Remarkable piece with excellent signatures by both: Albert Einstein, the Father of Theoretical Physics, and Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb. These great men of science and physics would change the world with their theories and with their collaboration that led to The Manhattan Project. Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955, developer of the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. On the eve of World War II, Einstein endorsed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt alerting him to the potential development of "extremely powerful bombs of a new type" and recommending that the U.S. begin similar research. This eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein supported defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced the idea of using the newly discovered nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, with the British philosopher Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, until his death in 1955.
Robert Oppenheimer, 1904 - 1967, was an American theoretical physicist and wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory at The Manhattan Project during World War II, developing the first nuclear weapons used in the atomic bombings that ended the war. After World War II, in 1947, Robert Oppenheimer became Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. He was the head of this from 1947 to 1966. Albert Einstein, who in 1933 had accepted a position at Princeton as well, worked in that Advanced Study Institute with Oppenheimer from 1947 to 1955. It was signed for a staff member at Princeton University on the campus.
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