Niels Bohr: Quantum Debate

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  • Bohr Model: The Atom

    The Atom was not new, however the thoughts on the structure of the atom were flawed. Bohr’s model introduces the interacting principles between the electrons and the nucleus, further advancing theory of electrons orbiting around the nucleus; with properties being determined by the number of electrons within the outer atomic orbits. This further brought forth the idea of electrons dropping from one orbit to a lower-energy orbit through a process that emits a quantum level of energy.
  • Bohr / Einstein Debate: Quantum Entanglement

    At the Fifth Solvay Congress in Brussels, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein entered into a curious debate on quantum theory. Niels Bohr debated that Einstein's findings on quantum theory were merely "Complementarity,” to which observational influence determines whether the light is viewed as a wave or particle in its behavior. This discovery brought forth the theory of superposition: to which a particle or wave form retained infinite possibilities until observed.
  • Einstein - Entangled Photons

    In 1935 Einstein performed experiments that showed commonality on particles that interacted with each other (entangled pairs of photons), to which when one was measured, the state of the other photon (entangled pair) was known as well. Einstein stated that the initial interaction in the pair caused an unknown variable to pass and be retained in each of the photons, affecting its measured state (physical state adopted corresponding to that of its partner photon particle
  • Bohr Debunks Relativity Using Quantum Entanglement

    Einstein’s theory of relativity which states that no effect can surpass the speed of light; however, in the entangled pair scenario, the quantum state of both entangled pairs occur instantaneously (beyond speed of light) over any distance (spooky action at a distance). The rippling effect of later experimentation would prove that Bohr’s position that the entangled pairs did communicate at any distance, instantaneously, has been proven true.
  • Where is this debate now?

    The entangled particle properties are currently being exploited for communications security (literally un-hackable, as when one particle is observed, the other instantaneously reverts and is known). Imaging systems are being developed that capitalize on resolutions of measuring the entangled pair that does not interact with the object (micron resolution capacity over infinite distance).
    Mr. Bohr’s theories on quantum realism: Link text
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    Life Span

    Bohr, Niels (2008). Nielsen, J. Rud (ed.). Volume 1: Early Work (1905–1911). Niels Bohr Collected Works. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-444-53286-2. OCLC 272382249.