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‘Oppenheimer’: UC Berkeley goes Hollywood in biopic film about father of the atom bomb

IT WAS THE summer of 1942 and a secret group of senior theoretical physicists at the University of California, Berkeley — dubbed the “luminaries” — took the historic first steps toward the design and manufacture of the world’s first nuclear weapon, the atomic bomb. Amid World War II, which began in 1939, the luminaries joined […]