One fundamental difference between Einstein and Bohr soon became evident. In his lecture on spectral theory, Bohr made the argument that certain determinations could not be measured exactly. This belief irked Einstein, whose lifelong resistance to the element of chance would set him in disagreement with many physicists whose work in quantum mechanics could not be reconciled to Einstein's convictions. Bohr attributed Einstein's stubbornness to a reluctance to renounce certain ideals that Bohr himself had to give up. Regardless, both scientists enjoyed this meeting and looked forward to future encounters, challenging themselves to work out arguments in the interim. September 15, 1920, marked the official opening and dedication ceremonies of the Institute. In his speech establishing the mission of the Institute, Bohr stressed the importance of initiating new generations of young thinkers in the methods of science.
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