Philip Morrison

Professor of Physics, Theoretical Astrophysicist
1981Fall

Philip Morrison was the Institute Professor and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the members of the Manhattan Project in the midst of World War II. A distinguished theoretical astrophysicist, Morrison graduated from Carnegie Tech with a Physics degree and from the University of California, Berkeley, where his doctoral adviser was “the father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer, with a PhD in Theoretical Physics

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