Neils Bohr (10/7/1885- 11/18/1962)

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  • Education- College

    At the University of Copenhagen, he earned a doctorate in Physics. Source:
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics

    Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Institute for Theoretical Physics was founded and run by Bohr. During WWII, this became a refuge for escaping Jewish scientists to live and work. Source:
  • Bohr Model

    Bohr Model
    Bohr took the work of Rutherford and improved upon it by suggesting that electrons were in fixed energy levels around the nucleus of an atom. In 1922, Bohr won a Nobel Prize for his work on the atom, most notable his Bohr Model
  • Theory of Complimentarity

    Bohr indirectly influenced Heisenberg's discovery of matrix mechanics in 1925. He used Heisenberg's uncertainty relations as a basis for his theory. "According to this theory, whenever the use of a scientific concept excluded, in principle, the application of another, there was the possibility of a novel extension of classical ideas and novel phenomena that would otherwise be impossible."
  • Atomic Energy Project

    When the Nazis occupied Denmark, Bohr and his son fled to the United States and worked on the Atomic Energy Project at Los Alamos. He did have some misgivings about the consequences of a bomb. He went so far as to organize an Atoms for Peace Conference in Geneva later in 1955.
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    Life Works

    A few of his more notable works:
    1. 1921 Bohr N. Atomic structure [1] Nature
    2. 1935 Bohr N. Quantum mechanics and physical reality [1] Nature. 136: 65.
    3.1948 BOHR N. On the notions of causality and complementarity. Science (New York, N.Y.) For a more complete list: