Historical Figure Facebook Project
by Ammiel Townsend
Computer Science Class 4
Crossroads@Meade (Philadelphia, PA)
My Historical person is Niels Bohr. Niels Bohr is a well known Scientist, in fact he is the reason why most scientist know as much as they know on atoms. He was born on October 07,1864 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He went to the University of Copenhagen and that is where he got his Masters & Doctorate in Physics by 1911. He later continued his work with other well known scientist such as Albert Einstein, J.J Thompson, Ernest Rutherford, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
He married Margrethe Nørlund inthe year 1912, they later had six children and one actually followed in his fathers footsteps and became a well known physics scientist Aage Bohr.Niels later then founded a University’s Institute of Theoretical Physics.In the year 1922 Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Niels and his family fled Europe because the war going on in Sweden, the family eventually made in to America. He then work on the Manhattan project in Nevada.
That is where the first bomb was created. After all of this hard work that this bright man has caused over all thoughts of atoms he passed away on November 18, 1962 after have a stroke. In 1975 his son Aage also received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on motion in atomic nuclei.(THE LEGACY LIVES ON AWESOME).
The reason I picked Niels Bohr as my Historical Person for this Project was because in science class we were talking about atoms. I found it extremely interesting and the mans name was NIELS BOHR and I wanted to find out more about this man that help me know so much about Atoms.