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Title: The Early Scientific Contributions of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Why Did the Scientific Community Miss the Black Hole Opportunity?
Author: Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez, Hugo Solís-Sánchez, Eduardo Boza-Oviedo, Kenneth Chaves-Cruz, Milena Guevara-Bertsch, Marianela Quirós-Rojas, Sofía Vargas-Hernández, Ariadna Venegas-Li (Universidad de Costa Rica)

We aim to carry out an assessment of the scientific value of Oppenheimer's research on black holes in order to determine and weigh possible factors to explain its neglect by the scientific community, and even by Oppenheimer himself. Dealing primarily with the science and looking closely at the scientific culture and the scientific conceptual belief system of the 1930s, the present article seeks to supplement the existent literature on the subject by enriching the explanations and possibly complicating the guiding questions. We suggest a rereading of Oppenheimer as a more intriguing, ahead-of-his-time figure.

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Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 - February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. 
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