Niels Bohr

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Niels Henrik David Bohr was born October 07,1885 in Copenhagen, Demark to a Jewish mother who worked as a banker and a father who taught Physiology at the University of Copenhagen.
    Jones, Andrew Zimmerman. “Niels Bohr: Lead Voice in Creating Quantum Mechanics.” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 31 Jan. 2019, www.thoughtco.com/niels-bohr-biographical-profile-2699055.
    “The Nobel Prize in Physics 1922.” NobelPrize.org, www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1922/bohr/biographical/.
  • The Bohr's Model

    The Bohr's Model
    In 1913 he revolutionized the atomic structure with the "Bohr's Model" depicting the atomic structure of an atom based on the number of electrons within the atom and its properties.
    https://youtu.be/S1LDJUu4nko
    “Bohr's Model of an Atom - CBSE 9.” YouTube, 30 July 2018, youtu.be/S1LDJUu4nko.
    Bohr, Niels (1885-1962), galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/usem/Origin/notes/05/bohr.html.
  • Bohr vs Einstein

    Bohr vs Einstein
    Bohr, after focusing his PhD dissertation on quantum mechanics, spent part of his career with making changes and clarifications to the worlds understanding of quantum physics and quantum theory. This study brought him the privilege to debate Einstein on the subject of quantum physics. Einstein disagreed with the current explanations while Bohr supported the current view and proposed his theoretical proposal "principal of complementarity."
    https://youtu.be/SBgC0PyIomU
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    College Studies and Career Beginnings

    Bohr attended Copenhagen University and majored in physics (1903). he would graduate with his masters (1908) and his P.H.D in physics in 1911. Two years later he revolutionized the atomic structure with "Bohr's Model" depicting the atomic structure of an atom based on the number of electrons within the atom and its properties. In 1916 he began working for Copenhagen University and in 1920 he established and ran the university's "Theoretical Physics Institute."
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    The Atomic Age

    In 1922 he would win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on atomic structures. By the 1930s his woks on nuclear fusion and would play a key role in WWII. As Nazi Germany invaded Denmark in 1943 Bohr fled to Sweden. From there he traveled to London and aided them in the project "Tube Alloys," a project developing nuclear weapons. Then traveled to America, aided in the Manhattan Project, helped to build the German particle accelerator "Cyclotron" in the states and the atomic bomb.
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    Later Accomplishments

    After the war Bohr returned home to Copenhagen in 1945. Despite having helped in the development of nuclear weapons he was surprisingly against their use and pleaded with the U.N. in 1950 for peace amongst the nations and for nations to be more culturally open and sharing with each other. In 1954 Bohr helped to establish CERN, the worlds largest particle accelerator, located near Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Final years

    In 1957 he received the "Atom Peace Prize" for his works with peaceful nuclear technology. At age 77 (1962) Niels Bohr died in Copenhagen, Denmark due to a stroke. He continued his teaching role at the university's theoretical physics department up to his death.
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    Other Citations

    Bohr, Niels (1885-1962), galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/usem/Origin/notes/05/bohr.html.
    Jones, Andrew Zimmerman. “Niels Bohr: Lead Voice in Creating Quantum Mechanics.” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 31 Jan. 2019, www.thoughtco.com/niels-bohr-biographical-profile-2699055.
    “The Nobel Prize in Physics 1922.” NobelPrize.org, www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1922/bohr/biographical/.
    “Niels Bohr.” Atomic Heritage Foundation, 7 Oct. 1885, www.atomicheritage.org/profile/niels-bohr.