Niels Bohr - Cordell 1 Blake Cordell Niels Bohr Period 4...

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Cordell 1 Blake Cordell Niels Bohr Period 4 March 8, 2008
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Cordell 2 Introduction The Nobel Prize winner of 1922 who was often referred to as “Great Dane” and the “Symbol of modern physics” is none other than Niels Bohr. Being labeled as a theoretic discoverer is just skimming the surface for Bohr; he was a provoking teacher, a leader, and most likely induced many papers of his time. Bohr had devotion for physics and quantum mechanics and became known for his discoveries for both. For Physics the birth of Bohr combined with the quantum theory and theory of relativity by Planck was a blessing. Niels was a professor at Copenhagen University where his journey had started. At the university Bohr started to attempt scientific problems and began to like the idea of what he was doing. During his scientific career Bohr replaced classical mechanics with Bohr’s complementarily scheme of quantum mechanics. While Bohr was the head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Copenhagen University he accomplished many more milestones, such as the discovery of the Solar System Model and was vital to the advancement of physics, quantum mechanics, and science. Biographical Information Niels Bohr was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7, 1885. He was the son of Ellen and Christian Bohr, a prominent professor at Copenhagen University. Niels’ father was Christian Bohr who earned a doctorate in physiology from the University of Copenhagen in 1880. Later he was appointed a Privatdozent at the University in 1881. Niels grew up in an environment that was most likely for what Bohr has become. Also his father has had much to do with the field that Niels choose. At the house there were many discussions of physics and science that Christian and other scientist would partake in. Niels' mother was Ellen Adler, the daughter of David Adler, a known Jewish politician and businessman. Niels parents had three children. Christian Bohr, Niels brother, married Ellen after he was elected an appointment at the
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Cordell 3 University of Copenhagen in 1881. He and Ellen were Christians and had three children. Jenny, Niels sister, was born in the mansion owned by David Adler. Niels grandmother continued to live there when her husband David died in the year 1888. Ellen went back home so her mother could take care for her when she had her first child. In 1885 Noels was also born there in the mansion. Harald was also born there the same year. Soccer was finally being recognized by the 20 th century and Harald would excel in this sport. Harald was a talented athlete who played for Copenhagen University while Niels was a professor. Harald played on the 1908 Danish Olympic
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