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Bohr's first term as a Copenhagen professor began auspiciously. A 21-year-old Dutch  physicist named Hendrik Kramers, equipped with a strong background, sought Bohr out  with the hope of becoming his assistant. Kramers had chosen Denmark mainly because  of its neutrality, but his desire to work with Bohr was keen. Bohr could not have foreseen  the contributions that this young man would add to his work, as he served as a faithful  assistant for ten years, leaving only for a professorship at Utrecht. Kramers remained a  friend even beyond that period. The two worked together again after World War II to  urge the limitation of nuclear weapons. Kramers's help contributed greatly to one particularly significant paper: "On the  Quantum Theory of Line Spectra." This paper elaborated on the correspondence  principle, a concept first introduced by Bohr in 1913. In a general sense, the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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