Niels Bohr

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Niels Bohr

Important Historical Happenings:In 1913, the Bohr’s model was published.In 1936, Bohr created the Liquid Drop Theory.

Niels Bohr

Major Awards:Received the Hughes Medal in 1921Received the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his work on the structure of atoms.Received the Copley Medal in 1938Received the Sonning Prize in 1961

Born on October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen, DenmarkDied on November 18, 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Personal Facts:His father, Christian Bohr, was a professor of Physiology at Copenhagen University.His mother, Ellen Alder, came from a family that had a good history in the field of education. His parents may have lead to his genius in the future.He worked at many laboratories, including Cavendish Laboratory under the guidance of Sir J.J Thomson and a laboratory in Manchester that was owned by Professor Rutherford.Had married Margrethe Nørlund in 1912 and went on to have 6 sons.Aage Bohr, one of the sons of Niels Bohr, carried on his father’s work and eventually went on to win the Nobel Prize in physics in 1975.The chemical “Bohrium,” was named after him after his death.

Liquid Drop Theory:This is an explination of how the Liquid Drop Theory works.


Bohr's Model of a Atom:This is the Bohr's model of a atom. This helps to explain how different elements have a different number of valence electrons.

Other Scientists:The Liquid Drop Theory had helped Hahn and Strassman in their understanding of the mechanism of nuclear fission during their experiment in 1939.

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