Neils Bohr (1885-1962)

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  • Birth

    Niels Bohr was born on Oct 7th, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Attended University of Copenhagen

    Attended University of Copenhagen
    In 1903, Bohr attended University of Copenhagen.
  • Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen

    Neils Bohr won a prize from the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen for his work on solving the scientific problem of surface tension.
  • Masters degree in Physics

    In 1909, Niels earned his Masters of Science in Physics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Ph.D. and Electron Theory of Metals

    Ph.D. and Electron Theory of Metals
    In 1911, Niels Bohr earned his Ph. D. from the University of Copenhagen. He wrote a thesis on the electron theory of metals.
  • Work w/ J.J. Thomson

    Work w/ J.J. Thomson
    1911 Was also the year that Physicist Neils Bohr traveled to Cambridge, England in order to work with J.J. Thomson at the Cavendish Laboratory.
  • Returned to Copenhagen

    In 1913 Bohr returned to Copenhagen and after 3 in 1916 years was named Professor of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen.
  • Proposal of Atomic structure and the Bohr Model

    Proposal of Atomic structure and the Bohr Model
    1913 was also the year that Neils Bohr began to propose his theory of the hydrogen atom. This involved the theory that electrons revolve around the nucleus of the hydrogen atom in certain orbits and that certain amounts of electrons travel in certain orbits of an atom. https://youtu.be/GhAn8xZQ-d8
  • Head of Institute for Theoretical Physics

    From 1920 to 1962 Neils Bohr was appointed the Head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University.
  • Nobel Prize for his work on the structure of atoms

    Nobel Prize for his work on the structure of atoms
    1922, Neils Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory based on the hydrogen atom, that energy is transferred only in certain well defined quantities.
  • Fleeing Denmark

    Due to the unfortunate events of Nazi Germany and World War II, Bohr and his family left Denmark and fled to Sweden.
  • Manhattan Project/Atomic Energy Project

    Bohr spent the last two years of the war in England and America, where he became associated with the Manhattan project, which afterwards turned to the Atomic Energy Project.
  • President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

    Bohr became the President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, of the Danish Cancer Committee and Chairman of the Danish Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Awarded Order of the Elephant from Fredrick IX

    The Order of the Elephant, (Danish:Elefantordenen) is Danish order of Chivalry and is the highest honor.
  • "Open World"

    Bohr addressed the United Nations on the topic of an "open world," mostly to share fast and easily both scientific and technical information.
  • Geneva

    Organized the first Atoms for Peace Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Death

    Death
    In Nov 18th, 1962, Niels Bohr passed away at the age of 77.