Niels Bohr Timeline

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    Physicist- Niels Bohr

    A phenomenal Danish physicist born in Copenhagen Denmark born on October 7, 1885 who throughout his life had a massive impression on science and the philosophy of science. This Nobel prize winning scientist left a monumental impact on physics with his contribution of the Atomic structure, and radiation emissions. Also, throughout his life he was known as a philosopher and supporter of scientific research as well as a great humanitarian.
  • Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem

    Bohr-van Leeuwen theorem
    From 1911-1919 in this time Bohr founded the theory of the classic electron theory of metals, or more easily magnetism and classic static mechanics. With the assistance of Johanna van Leeuwen who independently founded this theorem once again and further found diamagnetism characteristics in physics. This also showed Niels Bohr needed to open his mind more and let him closer to questions of quantum theory.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    In 1922 Niels Bohr received the Nobel prize for the work he did in 1913. The work he did in 1913 contributed to our understanding of atomic structures and quantum mechanics. It was his theory of the atom that it has a positively charged nucleus surrounded by electrons that move in circles. This became known as the Bohr's atomic model which is still used in academics to this day due to its simplicity and accuracy.
  • International Physics Congress

    International Physics Congress
    A conference held in Como, Italy where many well known physicists of that era attended. This was an important mark in history and Niels Bohr's achievements in which he brought forth the Complimentary principle that explained the phenomena of atomic dimensions. It showed that such phenomena like light and electrons can be particle-like or wave-like even wave-particle duality as well. This was also a result of quantum mechanics.
  • Nuclear Fission and the Liquid drop model

    Nuclear Fission and the Liquid drop model
    The beginning of the atomic era started with Niels Bohr and theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler and their explanation of Nuclear fission which came after the liquid drop model. The liquid drop model broke ground for these physicists to explain fission. This ground breaking effort is what led us to eventually create the atomic bomb following this explanation of fission using isotope U-235 or Uranium.
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