Unformatted text preview: Meanwhile, as Copenhagen became the world center for physics, Bohr had gradually become the symbol of national pride. In 1932 he was invited to occupy "The House of Honor"—set aside semi-officially for Denmark's greatest citizen, the person who brought the greatest honor to the country. The Bohrs moved in and entertained many guests, including the King and Queen of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of England, and before any of these, the Rutherfords. But in 1934, tragedy struck the happy household. Bohr was on a sailing trip with his son and two friends when a storm rushed upon them. In the resulting disarray, Christian, Bohr's eldest son, was thrown overboard and lost. Shaken up by this loss, Bohr moved forward with his research and soon made his next major contributions to physics. 1929 is often considered a turning point in quantum major contributions to physics....
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