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The Life Of J.R. Oppenheimer

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

This episode, Dave talks about the play Oppenheimer, and the man who inspired the story. Take a dive into Dave's retelling of the life of the juggernaut of nuclear physics, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Dr. David Cornelison has been working as an educator and scientist in Arizona and Missouri universities for the last 32 years. From 2010-2018, he was the head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University. His research interests lie at the intersection of experimental condensed-matter physics and astrophysics, while his educational efforts have focused on outreach to the K-12 school system. Most of all, he believes in curiosity-driven learning in the sciences and all other fields.