Niels Bohr

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr Full Name: Niels Bohr
Nationality: Danish

Profession: Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Why Famous: Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who specialised in Atomic theory and Complementarity (quantum mechanics). He won the Nobel Prize in 1922.

Bohr established the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen then escaped the Nazis in 1943. Bohr worked on The Manhattan Project for the British and was one of the founders of CERN.

Born: October 7, 1885
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Died: November 18, 1962 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1912-08-01 Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

Historical Events in the Life of Niels Bohr

  • 1922-12-10 Danish physicist Niels Bohr awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, for work on the structure of atoms, at a ceremony in Copehagen
  • 1941-09-17 Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)