Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg

Jun 22, 2015 on National Geographic (US) at 9:00 PM

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Summary

Travel to the front lines of an epic battlefield: Werner Heisenberg and Robert Oppenheimer face off in a heated contest as they strive to unleash the destructive power of the atomic bomb. The two brilliant scientists toil through World War II with a ... (more)single directive — harness the laws of physics to create the most powerful weapon the world has ever seen. Oppenheimer gathers the United States’ top minds as he embarks on the Manhattan Project, while Heisenberg toils away with Nazi Germany’s leading scientists. The nuclear age is in full swing as the dueling scientists scramble to build a bomb that could have detrimental effects on civilization. Famed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and others share their perspective on the race for global domination.

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