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Unformatted text preview: As a professor, Bohr taught standard subjects such as mechanics and thermodynamics. He also taught atomic theory, which was more closely related to his research interests. He held colloquia that encouraged students to follow the most recent developments. He was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 1917 and later served as its president for many years. But while he enjoyed prestige, he also lacked resources, working mainly in a single room that gave him no room for experiments. With support from Rutherford and others, Bohr applied to the government as well as private foundations for help in setting up a laboratory. Thus began the University Institute for Theoretical Physics. Rutherford wrote to Bohr with a proposal that would be hard to refuse. Manchester was also planning to establish a research center for modern physics. Rutherford indicated to also planning to establish a research center for modern physics....
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- Fall '08