Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr Atomic Model
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Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 7, 1885. He grew up and lived there all his life, except when he got an offer to travel to Cambridge, England to study and work under J.J Thompson. Niels Bohr combined Rutherfords description of the nucleus and Planks theory about quanta. Bohr developed a picture of the atomic structure. this is what earned him that Nobel Prize in 1922. Altogether, people would say, his greatest contribution to the atomic theory was the atomic model. His shows the atom as a small, positivley charged nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons. He was the first to discover that electrons travel in seperate orbits and the outer orbit determines the properties of the element.The chemical element Bohrium was named after him.
Bohr also contritbuted to the understanding of nuclear fission. According to his liquid droplet theory, a drop provides an accrate representation of an atoms nucleus. Another theory discovered was the Quantum theory. He wrote many essays that states an electron can be viewed in two ways. It can be viewed as a particle or as a wave, but never at the same time. His contributions to the study of qantum mechanics are memorialized at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University. It is now renamed to the Niels Bohr Institute in his honor. Neils Bohr died November 18, 1962.