Who invented the atomic bomb?. The answer to this interesting question is Julius Robert Oppenheimer. He is called the “father of atomic bomb”. He was a theoretical Physicist and Physics Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Oppenheimer was the head of the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico during the war. Most of the Manhattan project work was done at Los Alamos. The Manhattan Project is the code name of the American led atomic bomb project during World War II. The first atomic bomb was exploded in a remote desert located near Alamogordo, New Mexico on 16 July 1945. This explosion caused a large mushroom cloud some 40,000 feet high.
After J Robert Oppenheimer resigned from his post in 1945, he was posted as the Chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission.