Neils Bohr

by: Kelsey Rhine, Caitlyn Canada

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bpbohr.html

Full name: Neil Henrik David Bohr.

Niels Bohr was born October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark and dined on November 18th, 1962.

He attended the University of Copenhagen where he studied theoretical nuclear Physics.

Bohr traveled to England on a study grant where he worked under J.J. Thomson.

In 1911 he began to work on the problem of the Atoms structure.

In 1913 he proposed a theory for the hydrogen atom based on the quantum theory that energy is transferred only in well defined quantities.

Bohr received the Nobel prize for his work in 1922 at the age of 37.

In 1912 he married Margrethe Norland.

Bohr and his wife had six sons one of with followed his father into physics and also won a Nobel prize.

Bohr is considered as one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century.

He acted as a prominent part of the team of physicists working on the Manhattan project.

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