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History of the institute

01 January 1921

Read about The establishment of an institute >>The establishment of an institute
Soon after being appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen in 1916, Bohr began lobbying for an institute devoted to physics.

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01 January 1922

Read about Hafnium >>Hafnium
By the early 1920s Bohr was able to use his atomic theory to predict the properties of all chemical elements.

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01 January 1925

Read about The Copenhagen Interpretation >>The Copenhagen Interpretation
The famous discussions between Bohr and Albert Einstein at the 1927 and 1930 Solvay conferences...

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01 January 1929

Read about The Copenhagen conferences >>The Copenhagen conferences
The characteristic informal discussions between Bohr and his (most often) younger colleagues was institutionalised in 1929 with the..

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01 January 1930

Read about Nuclear physics and biology >>

Nuclear physics and biology
In the first half of the 1930s interest in theoretical physics gradually turned from the outer part of the atom to its centre, the nucleus.

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01 January 1953

Read about The postwar period >>The postwar period
After the war, the Niels Bohr Institute saw an enormous expansion. Postwar nuclear physics at the institute reached a high point in 1953...

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