World War II brought devastation to the world. Some 75 million people died in World War II. Many more were heavily injured, or perished. At the time, 75 million people represented 3% of the world population.
And in the race to end the war, physicists Werner Heisenberg and Robert Oppenheimer had a battle behind the door.
The two physicists worked for different countries, but on the same project. As millions fight and die on the battlefield during WW2, these two fought war in the laboratory.
Robert Oppenheimer worked for the US developing the first nuclear/atomic bomb. And Heisenberg was Hitler’s top physicist, working on developing the nuclear bomb for the Germans.
The future of mankind hangs in balance, as these two geniuses battle in the laboratory. We know what happened in the end, the US got their bombs and used them against Japan.
But this documentary gives you a closer look at the battle in the laboratory between two renowned physicists.