Niels Bohr (7Oct1885-18Nov1962)

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  • Theory of Hydrogen Atom

    In 1913, Niels Bohr proposed a theory for the hydrogen atom based on quantum theory that energy is transferred only in certain well defined quantities. Electrons should move around the nucleus but only in prescribed orbits. When jumping from one orbit to another with lower energy, a light quantum is emitted(https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1922/bohr/facts/). This is where "Bohr's Atomic Model" was first seen.
  • Nobel Prize in Physics

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 1922 was awarded to Niels Henrik David Bohr "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them."(The Nobel Prize in Physics 1922. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2020. Sun. 27 Sep 2020. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1922/summary/). In 1916 Bohr was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University, until his death he was the head of Theoretical Physics which was established for him.
  • War World II

    During the Nazi occupation of Denmark Bohr escaped to Sweden. He spent the last couple years of the war in England and America. Here he became associated with the Atomic Energy Project. He later went on to devote his time to the peaceful applications of atomic physics. He advocated for complete openness between nations of atomic physics by helping with rising political problems that were a result of atomic weapons.
  • Niels Bohr- His Life and Works