Niels Bohr, October 7th, 1885-November 18th, 1962

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  • Development of The Atomic Model

    Development of The Atomic Model
    In 1913, Niels Bohr developed his Atomic Model. The Atomic Model, or Bohr Model of The Atom, states that electrons revolve in orbits around the atomic nucleus. Even throughout the years, his underlying model has remained valid even though it has been supplanted by new models. This model helped us shape an understanding of the atom that has lead us to many new discoveries.
  • Complementarity Principle

    Complementarity Principle
    In Bohr's principle of Complementarity, he discovered that a complete knowledge of phenomena on atomic dimensions requires a description of both wave and particle properties. It holds that objects have complementary properties which cannot be observed or measured at all at the same time.
  • Liquid Drop Model

    Liquid Drop Model
    Niels Bohr and John Archibald Wheeler cooperated to produce the Liquid Drop Model. This model pictured the nucleus as a rotating drop of incompressible liquid held together by surface tension. The liquid drop model had its greatest successes in explaining the properties of heavy nuclei, such as uranium.
  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project
    Niels Bohr and his son began working in the atomic bomb project headed by James Chadwick, and became involved in the Manhattan Project, operating under the names Nicholas and James Baker to keep their presence in America a secret while they spent lots of time between America and England.