Niels Bohr 7 October 1885 - 18 November 1962

  • Niels Bohr is born on October 7th 1885

    Niels Bohr is born on October 7th 1885
    Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7th 1885. He had two siblings an older sister named Jenny and a younger brother named Harold. His father was a professor of physiology at the university. The Bohr household was raised on scientific works and were very close.
  • Bohr Model of the atom

    Bohr Model of the atom
    The Bohr model of the atom shows the structure of the atom and how electrons interact within it. Bohr creates this model showing the protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons orbiting the nucleus in an electron cloud. He states that the electrons can move between energy fields and that they are quantized only existing in the different energy levels. The electrons move fields by releasing or receiving photons which gives off light.
  • Noble Prize in Physics

    Noble Prize in Physics
    Niels Won the Noble Prize along with Albert Einstein for 1921 and 1922. He was good friends with Albert and was honored. He presented the idea of the correspondence principle. He continued to pave the way in early quantum physics, having many debates with Einstein.
  • Niels Bohr dies in 1962

    Niels Bohr dies leaving behind a legacy of scientific study. He was fundamental in the creation of our concepts of the atom and the understanding of quantum physics. His contributions paved the way for further study in the field and have been immortalized in history