A Short Biography Of Christian Bohr's Science

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Bohr, a Danish physicist, philosopher and promoter of scientific research, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1885. His father, Christian Bohr, was a physiology professor at Copenhagen University. Bohr’s mother, Ellen Adler Bohr, came from a prominent wealthy Danish Jewish family. Bohr’s brother, Harald, became a great mathematician and footballer while Jenny, Bohr’s sister, became a teacher. Bohr went to Gammelholm Latin School at the age of seven and enrolled at Copenhagen University in 1903. He majored in physics but also studied mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. Bohr also received some of his education from his academic family and benefited from his father’s laboratory in the Copenhagen University. He received his master’s degree in 1909, completed his doctorate in 1911 and then moved to England to complete his post-doctoral studies.
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He married Margrethe at the same year and together they had six children. Two died young, but one, Aage Niels Bohr, won the Nobel Prize in physics like his father. In 1913, he began teaching medical students and continued to do so even after he became a professor at Copenhagen University in 1916. Bohr, however, worked in Manchester with Rutherford from 1914 to 1916. In 1921, he founded and became the director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen. In 1922, he received the Nobel Prize in physics for his investigations of atoms’ structures and the radiation originating from them. From 1926 to 1927, Bohr and Heisenberg worked together at the institute on the mathematical foundations of quantum
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