Niels Bohr was born in 1885. The late nineteenth century was an exciting time for physicists. Bohr entered just late enough that some of the foundations were beginning to be laid, but early enough that he could take on a pivotal role in the revolution. On the one hand, his work built largely on the quantum theories of Albert Einstein and Max Planck. His own atomic model was a basic extension of that of his mentor, Ernest Rutherford. On the other hand, the questions were far from answered, and Bohr's work merely led to more difficulties to be resolved. Following his atomic model came rapid developments from other young scientists. For this new generation of physicists, Bohr would serve as a mentor. He was the founder and head of the Copenhagen institute, which would soon become the international center for modern physics. Young minds came to Copenhagen for cultivation;
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