"In his first year at Harvard, Oppenheimer was admitted to graduate standing in physics on the basis of independent study and was exempted from taking the basic classes. In a course on thermodynamics taught by Percy Bridgman Oppenheimer was attracted to experimental physics. In 1933, he learned Sanskrit and met the Indologist Arthur W. Ryder at Berkeley. He read the Bhagavad Gita in the original language and later he cited it as one of the most influential books that shaped his philosophy of life."
Fucking hell. As if the whole atom bomb thing wasn't enough... There's a man to make you feel like you just haven't used your full potential.