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Niels Bohr

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    Niels Bohr

  • Bohr Model Citation

    Bohr, Niels. “On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules.” Philosophical Magazine, vol. 6, no. 26, 1913. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Bohr model". Encyclopedia Britannica, 23 Jan. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/science/Bohr-model. Accessed 22 October 2021.
  • Bohr Model

    Bohr Model
    In 1913, teamed up with Ernest Rutherford and Niels Bohr developed the Bohr-Rutherford model which illustrates the structure of an atom. Bohr was a renowned physicist and one of the founding fathers of quantum theory and atomic structure. Bohr would explain that the electrons in an atom would revolve around the nucleus in stable rings. His studies focused primarily on the hydrogen atom and the radiation coming off the atom.
  • Einstein vs. Bohr

    Einstein vs. Bohr
    In 1927 some of the brightest minds at the time attended the Solvay conference where a debate between Einstein and Bohr was set regarding quantum mechanics. Einstein questioned Bohr's principles of complementarity and uncertainty. Einstein would conduct thought experiments debunking Bohr's theories. Bohr would eventually prove his theories correct. This debate was essential in the philosophy of science because it established the baseline of how we understand physics today.
  • Einstein vs. Bohr Video

  • Principle of Complementarity Video

  • Principle of Complementarity Citation

    Bohr, Niels. “The Quantum Postulate and The Recent Development in Atomic Theory.” The Quantum Postulate and The Recent Development in Atomic Theory, vol. 121, 1928. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Complementarity principle". Encyclopedia Britannica, 21 Dec. 1998, https://www.britannica.com/science/complementarity-principle. Accessed 22 October 2021.
  • Principle Of Complementarity

    After making new discoveries towards atomic theory, Bohr introduced the principle of complementarity. He explains that at an atomic level, it is impossible for two entities to be used in comparison in order to develop a more detailed understanding. This is because at any time it is impossible to make physical measurements of its properties. Focusing on one side of the physical entity does not aide in viewing its overall image.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    After escaping from Nazi Germany's control in Denmark, Bohr and his son fled to America where he was invited to participate in the Manhattan Project. After his participation in the discovery of fission in 1938, Bohr was aware of the ability of a nuclear bomb to be created. Bohr would hesitantly join the Allied team in Los Alamos, NM to develop the nuclear bomb that would be inevitably dropped on Japan in Aug of 1945.
  • Manhattan Project Citation

    Aaserud, Finn. "Niels Bohr". Encyclopedia Britannica, 3 Oct. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Niels-Bohr. Accessed 22 October 2021.