Neils Bohr - The Atomic Model

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  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Neils Bohr was born on October 7, 1885
  • The Atomic Model

    The Atomic Model
    Niels Bohr began to study the structure of atoms based off of Rutherford’s discovery of the atomic nucleus and aspects of Planck’s Quantum Theory. With this information, presented his theory. Bohr claimed that energy can only be transferred in certain well-defined quantities which were transferred when electrons jumped from one prescribed orbit to another emitting light in fixed wavelengths. Bohr's Atomic Model - An educational video.
  • Professor at Coppenhagen

    Professor at Coppenhagen
    Bohr became a professor at the University of Copenhagen and began teaching theoretical physics. In 1917, during his tenure at the University of Copenhagen Bohr wrote to the administration asking for the creation of an Institute for Theoretical Physics. The idea was accepted, and work began on establishing the new institute.
  • Theoretical Physics Institute

    Theoretical Physics Institute
    The institute for Theoretical Physics was officially opened at the University of Copenhagen on March 3, 1921 with Bohr giving the inaugural speech. Bohr emphasized that experiments, and those conducting them, were vital to theoretical physics as they would test the assertions of the theorists. Bohr was also motivated to ensure the institute was a place where younger physicists would be able to encourage new ways of thinking. These helped to raise the institute to a high caliber rather quickly.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his work on the atomic model. Bohr continued his work into the early 1920’s using his theory to improve upon the periodic table of elements. Bohr created his own system of adding electrons one by one to an atom based on his theory of the atomic model atomic model which proved to be remarkably accurate in predicting the behavior of atomic elements.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Neils Bohr died on November 18, 1962
  • References

    Bhor' Model - Structure of Atom, Class 10 Physics. Dir. Digital Teacher. YouTube, 26 Sept. 2020. Web. Bohr, Niels. Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature. Cambridge: Cambridge U Pr., 1961. Print.
  • References

    Kragh, Helge. Niels Bohr: Between Physics and Chemistry. Melville: AIP Publishing LLC, May 2013. PDF. Niels Bohr – Biographical. Nobel Media AB 2021. Sat. 23 Jan 2021.