10 Interesting Niels Bohr Facts

Thursday, August 28th 2014. | People

If you want to know one of the important people who contributed a lot in the world of science, you have to check Niels Bohr Facts. He was the winner of Nobel Prize in Physics. If you want to know his invention, personal information and scientific experience, here are the facts about Bohr for you:

Niels Bohr Facts 1: date of birth

Bohr was born with the full name Niels Henrik David Bohr on 7 October in 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He followed the footstep of his father as an educated person. His father was a professor of psychology at Copenhagen University. His name was Christian Bohr.

Niels Bohr Facts 2: Nobel Prize

In 1922, Niels Bohr was awarded a novel Prize after his investigation on the atom structure and radiations emanating from the atoms. People always knew Bohr as a one of greatest Danish physicists. Find out the other important Danish in Denmark facts.

Niels Bohr AC

Niels Bohr AC

Niels Bohr Facts 3: Margrethe Norlund

Margrethe Norlund was the wife of Niels Born. Both met in the beginning of 1910. They married in 1912 in Copenhagen. Actually Margrethe Norlund Niels was the sister of the famous the mathematician Niels Erik Norlund.

Niels Bohr Facts 4: children

The couple had six children. Unfortunately, the first son passed away because of a boating accident. Another son passed away because of the infection of meningitis during the childhood.

Niels Bohr Facts

Niels Bohr Facts

Niels Bohr Facts 5: World War II

World War II increased the fear of the people at that time. Most people in Europe decided to move to US to save their life from Germans. Bohr also decided to escape from the Germans by going to Britain. In the country, he had a job in US which led into the development of the first atom bomb. The US job was called as the Manhattan Project. It was conducted at the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico.

Niels Bohr Facts 6: preaching

After the project was over, he returned to his city, Copenhagen. He always prayed to make sure that the nuclear energy was used peacefully.

Niels Bohr Pic

Niels Bohr Pic

Niels Bohr Facts 7: yin and yang symbol

It is quite fascinating to know that Bohr decided to wear a coat of arm with symbol yin or yang, a taijitu. He created the design of the coat of arm that he wore when he received Order of the Elephant from the Danish government.

Niels Bohr Facts 8: education

Let’s find out the education of Niels Bohr had.  In 1909, he got his master degree in Physics. In 1911, Bohr received a Doctor degree.

Niels Bohr Scientist

Niels Bohr Scientist

Niels Bohr Facts 9: the modern of atom structure

Niels contributed a lot to the physic world. He showed the world the model of atomic structure in 1913.

Niels Bohr Facts 10: hobby

Not many people realized that Bohr liked to play football.

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr

On 18, 1962, Niels Bohr died in Copenhagen. Even though he had passed away, he must be proud to know that Aage Bohr, his son got Nobel Prize in 1975. Do you want to comment on facts about Niels Bohr?

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