Niels Bohr

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Niels Bohr

The Bohr theory is that energy is transferred only in certain well defined quantities. Electrons should move around the nucleus but only in prescribed orbits.

Neils Bohr went to the University of Copenhagen and the Gammelholm Grammar School. He married Margrethe Norlund in 1912. They had 6 kids.

Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7, 1885. He worked in the field of theoretical nuclear physics. He died in copenhagen, Denmark on November 18, 1962.

Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomis structure quantum theory. He played a large role in the Manhattan Project.

Children: Aage Bohr (Son) Ernest Bohr (Son) Hans Henrik Bohr (Son) Harald Bohr (Son)Erik Bohr (Son) Christian Bohr (Son)

Bohr was a generous person. He had great concern for fellow scientists and did many things to help his fellow man. After Hitler took power in Germany, Bohr offered a place for many escaping Jewish scientists to live and work. He later donated his gold Nobel medal to the Finnish war effort.

He received the Nobel Prize in 1922, and it is what he is most famous for. But he was only 37 at the time, and that was not the end of his work.

He also continued to advocate the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and addressed the United Nations on the subject in 1950.

After the War, Bohr returned to Copenhagen, where he was awarded the Order of the Elephant (Denmark’s highest decoration, the equivalent of a knighthood) by the Danish government in 1947.

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