Atomic Expert Analyzes Bomb Scenes in "Oppenheimer": A Detailed Breakdown by WIRED

An atomic expert from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Pavel Podvig, dissects the accuracy and implications of the bomb scenes depicted in the television series "Oppenheimer". He explains how the series captured the overall atmosphere and urgency of the Manhattan Project but also points out some errors in the portrayal of the atomic bomb components and their assembly. While the show did make an effort to maintain some scientific accuracy, there were certain aspects that were exaggerated or simplified for dramatic effect.