Niels Bohr

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Niels Bohr

The Niels Bohr Award

These are a two awards made in honor of Bohr and his contributions to Science.

Niels Bohr

- Bohr went on to make other theories, such as nucleus being a liquid drop- another theory was compllementarity (something can have a dual nature but can only show one at a time, an example being an electron as a particle an a wave)- the Bohr model was the basis to modern atomic studies- theories were used for other discoveries such as the atomic bomb

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Bohr's Biography-Full name- Niels Henrik David Bohr- Born in Copenhagen Denmark on October 7, 1885- Entered the University of Copenhagen in 1903- Bohr’s primary research was done in Manchester under Professor Rutherford-In 1916 he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University- World War II- ecscaped to Sweden- worked on the Atomic Energy Project- President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and of the Danish Cancer Committee- A doctor for many universities. i.e.(Harvard, Oxford, etc)- married, in 1912, to Margrethe Nørlund- had six sons- died in Copenhagen- November 18,1962

- 1908: received a gold medal for a science competition at the Academy of Sciences in Copehagan- 1922: received a Nobel Prize for his atomic structure discovery- 1957: Received the first U.S. Atoms for Peace Award

- discovered that atoms have energy levels (areas a fixed distance away from the nucleus where electrons are found- the energy level with the least amount of energy is the closest to the nucleus- if an atom gains or loses energy, electrons can move to a higher or lower energy level, respectively


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