In 2022 the Dept. of Energy noted “a flawed process” & vacated a 1954 commission’s decision “in the matter of” this man

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CLUE: In 2022 the Dept. of Energy noted “a flawed process” & vacated a 1954 commission’s decision “in the matter of” this man

ANSWER: J. Robert Oppenheimer

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, 20 September 2023

On the 16th of December in 2022, the Department of Energy in the United States admitted to procedural errors and rescinded a previous 1954 ruling affecting physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. He was an instrumental figure in the development of the atomic bomb during WWII as part of the Manhattan Project.

During the peak of the Cold War, Oppenheimer had his security clearance revoked. Hearings at that time scrutinized his past involvement with political groups that leaned left and questioned his reluctance to work on the hydrogen bomb. The atmosphere of anti-communism that prevailed during that period had a significant impact on the decision to strip him of his clearance.

This 1954 action essentially removed Oppenheimer from any further influence on the U.S. nuclear program and had a damaging effect on his reputation.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Brian Ross
Los Angeles, California

Final Score: $19,600
Round 2 Score: $9,800
Round 1 Score: $2,600
Alex Lamb
Data Scientist
Lake Forest, California

Final Score: $2,317
Round 2 Score: $2,200
Round 1 Score: $1,400
Pam Sung
Amherst, New York

Winning Score: $20,000
Round 2 Score: $15,000
Round 1 Score: $4,600

Final Jeopardy Video – Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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