Niels Bohr

  • Bohr's Birth

    Bohr's Birth
    Niels Henrick David Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, born as the son of a professor of Physiology.
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    Bohr's Life

  • Bohr's First Publication

    Bohr published his first work at the young age of 20. At the time, he was a physics student at Copenhagen University, where he did not have access to a physics lab. Because of this, he ended up making his own test tubes!
  • Interest in Atoms Peaked

    Bohr's first interest in atoms began in 1911 while working on his masters thesis.
  • The Bohr Atom

    The Bohr Atom
    At the young age of 28, Bohr published "The Trilogy", explaining the Bohr Atomic Theory (Ford, 2018). This theory was first in relation to only hydrogen. It is "a theory of the stricture of atoms stating that electrons revolve in discrete orbits around a positively charged nucleus and that radiation is given or absorbed only when an electron moves from one orbit to another." (Collins, 2012). Bohr, Niels. “The Trilogy: On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules .” 1913.
  • Niels Bohr Institute

    Niels Bohr Institute
    This institute was Niels Bohr's own University, opened when he was just 36. It is still fully operational today. More about his renowned work can be seen here:
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    In 1922, Bohr received a Nobel Prize in physics "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them." (Nobel Prize Media, 2020).
  • Order of the Elephant

    The Order of the Elephant is a prestigious award, typically only for royalty. Bohr received it from King Frederick IX for his work in physics (Numericana, 2020).
  • Death

    In 1962, Niel Bohr died at the age of 77 due to heart failure.