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Niels Bohr

17 May 2012

Read about Niels Bohr’s childhoodNiels Bohr’s childhood
Niels Bohr was born in 1885 in Copenhagen. He and his two siblings grew up in a loving home, where interest in science was a part of everyday life.

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18 May 2012

Read about Niels Bohr’s school yearsNiels Bohr’s school years
When Niels Bohr was seven years old he started school, where he was number one in his class.

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16 July 2012

Read about Life as a studentLife as a student
In 1903, Niels Bohr began to study at the University of Copenhagen. In 1911, he received his doctorate and in the same year was engaged to Margrethe Nørlund.

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16 July 2012

Bohr’s atomic model
After taking his doctorate in physics in 1911, Niels Bohr went to study in England, where he developed his famous atomic mode.

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18 July 2012

Niels Bohr Institute
In 1916, Niels Bohr was appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen. In 1921, his new Institute for Theoretical Physics was dedicated.

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18 July 2012

The Nobel Prize
In 1922, Niels Bohr received the Nobel Prize in Physics for "his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and the radiation emanating from them”.

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18 July 2012

The Copenhagen Interpretation
In the middle of the 1920s, modern quantum mechanics was developed. This became the foundation for the famous debates between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein.

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20 July 2012

Nuclear physics and war
In the early 1930s, Niels Bohr began to get interested in the atom’s nucleus. During the war he worked on the atomic bomb in the United States.

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20 July 2012

The final years
After the war, the Niels Bohr Institute was once again a gathering point for the world’s researchers. Niels Bohr died in November 1962.

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