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Niels Bohr

  • Birth

    Neils Henrik David Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark as the second of three children
  • Early Education

    Early Education
    Enrolled at the University of Copenhagen in 1903 with a Physics Degree plan under the guidance of Professor C. Christiansen, a highly endowed physicist.
  • College Completion/Theorem discovery

    College Completion/Theorem discovery
    In the same year, received a Doctorates in Physics and discovered the Bohr-Van Leeuwen Theorem with Ernest Rutherford and colleagues at the University of Manchester.
  • Married Life

    Married Life
    A year after completing college, Bohr went on to marry Margrether Norlund, eventually having six sons
  • Model of the Atom

    Model of the Atom
    Introduced a Model of the atom, also proposed a theory for the hydrogen atom.
  • Copenhagen University nomination

    Copenhagen University nomination
    Appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Awarded the Nobel Prize "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them."
  • Principle of Complementarity

    Principle of Complementarity
    Formulated the "Principle of Complementarity" which states that on the Atomic level, a physical phenomenon expresses itself differently depending on the experimental setup used to observe it.
  • Compound-Nucleus Model

    Compound-Nucleus Model
    Developed the Compound-Nucleus model which described reactions in two stages
  • Fleeing the War

    Fleeing the War
    Neils Bohr fled the German occupation and traveled to Sweden with his son Aage. He was later invited to work with the Manhattan Project in New Mexico.
  • CERN founding

    CERN founding
    Helped establish CERN, a Europe-based Particle Physics research facility that probes the fundamental structure of the particles that make up everything around us using the most complex scientific instruments.
  • Death

    Passed in November 18, 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark aged 77