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Bohr, Niels Henrik David

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Danish
Categories: Physicists


1885 - Born on the 7th of October in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr a professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen and Ellen Adler Bohr.

1912 - Married Margrethe Nørlund, and one of their sons Aage Niels Bohr was also a physicist.

1911 - Received his doctorate from Copenhagen University under Christian Christiansen.

       - Studied under Ernest Rutherford in the University of Manchester in England.

1913 - He published his model of atomic structure.

       - He proposed 1st quantized model of nuclear atom.

1916 - Became a professor at the University of Copenhagen.

1920 - Director of the newly constructed "Institute of Theoretical Physics".

1922 - Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics "for his services in the analysis of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them".

1943 - He was to be arrested by the German police, but he escaped to Sweden, and then to London.

1962 - Died in Copenhagen on the 18th of November and was buried in the Assistens Kirkegard.

       - The element bohrium is named in his honor.


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