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Great American Scientists?

What scientists from the United States were well known and had been in potential danger doing science?? (Can be any type of danger ex chemical poison or threaten by government or having anxiety etc) HELP PLEASE!!! They have to be American scientists though! Thank you!!!

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist-chairman of the influential General Advisory Committee of the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission, and used that position to lobby for international control of nuclear power to avert nuclear proliferation and a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.achievements in physics include the Born–Oppenheimer approximation for molecular wavefunctions, work on the theory of electrons and positrons, the Oppenheimer–Phillips process in nuclear fusion, and the first prediction of quantum tunneling. With his students he also made important contributions to the modern theory of neutron stars and black holes, as well as to quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and the interactions of cosmic rays. As a teacher and promoter of science, he is remembered as a founding father of the American school of theoretical physics that gained world prominence in the 1930s.

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