Niels Bohr

By: Ethan Gindt

Born

October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Death

November 18, 1962

Bohr with James Franck, Albert Einstein and Isidor Isaac Rabi

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What He Did

He created the Bohr Model, a picture of the atomic structure, which served as an elucidation of the physical and chemical properties of elements. While working as a professor at Copenhagen University he focused on the constitution of atomic nuclei and their transmutations and disintegrations. He also clarified many different issues in physics with his concept of complementarity. The concept is that ccomplementary properties which cannot be measured accurately at the same time. When the Nazis invaded Denmark during WWII he to part in the Manhattan project, but later devoted his life to the peaceful application of atomic physics.

Major Contributions

He won the Nobel Prize with the Bohr Model for atomic structure which served as an elucidation of physical and chemical properties of elements.

Put together the Atoms for Peace Conference in 1955 after the creation of the atomic bomb.

Degree

Doctorate in Physics

Bohr Model

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