Created the Bohr Model
Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
Niels Bohr Background
Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7, 1885. His father was a respected professor at the University of Copenhagen, and his mother came from great Jewish bankers and had history with education. Both encouraged him to learn, and he got interested in physics because of his father's occupation. He attended the University of Copenhagen for college, receiving his Master's in physics in 1909 and his Doctorate in 1911. He married Margrethe Norlund in 1911 and had 6 kids. 2 of them died at an early age, but the fourth son, Aage, continued on to win a Nobel Peace Prize for a model done of the atomic nucleus. Niels contributed greatly to the atomic theory by coming up with the Bohr model, that assigns positions to electrons and explains orbitals. Bohr died on November 18, 1962.