Less of a household name than colleagues such as Albert Einstein

Less of a household name than colleagues such as Albert Einstein

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Less of a household name than colleagues such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr  nevertheless contributed immensely to the developments of twentieth-century physics.  Building on the work of his mentor Ernest Rutherford, Bohr developed his own atomic  model that clarified and expanded the field of quantum theory. This and other  contributions mark him as one of the century's most distinguished scientists, whose  work has fundamentally changed and influenced our understanding of physical reality. Niels Henrik David Bohr was born on October seven, 1885, in Denmark. The first son of  Christian and Ellen Bohr, Niels lived in a large Copenhagen house along with his  younger brother Harald and his older sister Jenny. Born eighteen months after Niels,  Harald was to become a lifelong close friend and source of inspiration as he went on to  his own brilliant career as a mathematician. Their father, Professor Christian Bohr, was 
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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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