Niels Bohr: Oct 1885 - Nov 1962

  • Prize from the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen

    Prize from the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen
    Bohr was still a student at Copenhagen University working on his Master's degree when it was announced that a prize would be awarded to the person that solved a certain scientific problem. He started an experimental and theoretical investigation in his father's laboratory dedicated to the surface tension of oscillating fluid jets. His work was awarded the gold medal prize and published in the Transactions of the Royal Society.
  • The Bohr Model

    The Bohr Model
    Bohr's paper on the structure of atoms was published. His work was based on Rutherford’s discovery of the atomic nucleus and borrowed concepts from Planck's Quantum Theory. By using this basis, he succeeded in creating a physical picture of atomic structure that still served its purpose today.
  • Bohr receives a Nobel Prize in Physics

    Bohr receives a Nobel Prize in Physics
    For the recognition of his work concerning the structure of atoms, Bohr was awarded the ‘Noble Prize in Physics’.
  • The complementarity Principle

    The complementarity Principle
    Bohr clarified some problems that were present in quantum physics by developing the concept of complementarity. This principle explained how wave and particle aspects of nature are complementary and cannot happen simultaneously. His ideas on this were featured in several essays from 1933 to 1962. These works showed how changes in the field of physics affects our scientific outlook and the consequences that come with that.