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Niels Bohr Timeline (Kelley)

  • Birth

    Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Professional Recognition

    Professional Recognition
    While a student working on his Master's Degree in Physics, Niels Bohr gained recognition and was published for his investigation into the properties of fluid tension which earned him a gold medal from the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen.
  • Master's Degree in Physics

    Master's Degree in Physics
    Niels Bohr earned his Master's Degree in Physics from Copenhagen University.
  • Doctorate Degree in Physics

    Doctorate Degree in Physics
    Niels Bohr earned his Doctorate Degree in Physics from Copenhagen University.
  • The Bohr Atomic Model

    The Bohr Atomic Model
    Niels Bohr developed and proposed his theory of the hydrogen atom. Bohr's Atomic Model proposed the 'quantized shell model' of the atom to explain how electrons can maintain stable orbits around a nucleus. This played a significant part in the identification of isotopes and in the development of the modern periodic table.
  • Promotion

    Niels was made the head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University, a position which he held until his death in 1962.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Niels Bohr became a Nobel Laureate when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on the "structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them."
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    Professional Publications

    Between 1922 and 1963, a great number of Niels Bohr writings on scientific matters, many of which have become mainstays of scientific education and the progression of physics and philosophy, were published. Some of his writings, specifically his essays dealing with his "Complementarity Concept," have been applied to fields beyond physics and natural sciences, such as psychology, sociology, and more. A listing of his major works are as follows:
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  • The Complementarity Concept

    The "Complementarity Concept," which in Physics explained how atomic phenomena expressed themselves differently depending on the method used to observe them; however, has been applied to fields such as Psychology, Physiology, and more. The Complementarity Concept holds that certain phenomena are contradictory when viewed in a mutually exclusive way; however, each are necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the phenomena. For more refer to:
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    Work on the Atomic Energy Project

    Between 1944 and 1945, the final two years of World War II, Niels Bohr worked on the Atomic Energy Project (the continuation of the Manhattan Project after World War II) in the United States and England. Bohr later determined to work on peaceful applications to atomic energy instead of militaristic applications.
  • Death

    Niels Bohr died in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Bohrium

    Bohrium was discovered and named after Niels Bohr for his significant contributions to science.