Week 3 - Timeline 1 ( Niels Bohr)

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  • Niels Bohr Birth

    Niels Bohr Birth
    Born on October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen Denmark. He was son to Christian Bohr a physiology professor at Copenhagen University and Ellen from a wealthy Jewish family.
  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood
    Already born in a good environment of academics, Niels was influenced early on by his father and took interest in Physics. From early age Niels excelled in his studies often interested on how things work and how to fix them. Graduated from high school in 1903
  • Royal Danish Academy of Science Award

    Royal Danish Academy of Science Award
    Bohr embarked in an academic career in physics at the university of Copenhagen. There he became interested in experimental and theoretical investigation of surface tension by oscillating fluid jets. This work gained him the gold medal from the Royal Danish Academy of Science in 1907.
  • Master degree and Doctorate

    Master degree and Doctorate
    Borh continued his academic studies in Copenhagen University where he later on received his masters in physics 1909 and was awarded his Doctorate in 1911. He was originally interested in pursuing work in electromagnetism and atomic theory. He obtained a grant to Cambridge but left early since J.J Thompson was not interested in his work.
  • Theory of Atom ( Bohr model)

    Theory of Atom ( Bohr model)
    Ernest Rutherford was interested in Bohr work. Borh then traveled to Manchester where he worked under Rutherfords already established work. From 1912 to 1913 Bohr participate in the construction of his nuclear model of the atom.
  • 1913-1920

    During this time Bohr held similar positions in Lectureship and as a professor of theoretical physics in different institutions. He also was the head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics from 1920 until his death.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    1922 was a big year for Bohr as his work in structure of atoms awarded him the Nobel Prize. His work was later used by other physicists to expand on quantum mechanics.
  • 1920s-1930s

    During this time Bohr focused research with the atomic nuclei. He later developed the concept of complementarity and correspondence principle to helped with problems in quantum physics.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    During world war 2, Niels escaped from the Nazis to Sweden. He then traveled between England and The United States. Bohr later on became involved in Los Alamos New Mexico with the Manhattan Project where he also worked with Albert Einstein.
  • Atoms for peace award

    Atoms for peace award
    "In late years, he devoted his work to the peaceful application of atomic physics and to political problems arising from the development of atomic weapons." Bohr was awarded with the United States Atoms for Peace Award in 1957.
  • Niels Bohr Death

    Niels Bohr Death
    Niels Bohr died November 18, 1962 in Copenhagen Denmark. He remained alert even during his late years. Bohr became interested in molecular biology during his later years. His last thought on Life appeared during his latest article that was published after he passed away.
  • His life and works short video