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Niels Bohr

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Niels Bohr was a major contributor to modern physics. He won a Nobel Prize for his work on the atomic model. Also he came up with a way to furthermore define what a nucleus looks like, and also worked on the Quantum theory. He accomplished all of this while living in Copenhagen, Denmark and being a Jewish Chemist during World War II. Post-war he became a major contributor to his Open-World theory of helping Nations intelligence between each other about weapons of mass destruction.
Niels Bohr was born on October 7, 1885, in Copenhagen Denmark. He was born into an upper middle-class family. His father, Christian, was a professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen. His father also was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in physics. His Father’s ambitions in physics sparked Niels Bohr’s interest in physics. Niels Bohr received his master’s degree in physics in 1909 from the University of Copenhagen and then achieved his doctor’s degree in 1911. He became a professor at the University in 1916, and then founded the university’s Institute of Theoretical physics in 1921. His mother, Ellen, was the daughter of a prominent-Jewish banker. Niels Bohr’s Jewish decent caused him many issues in his research in Europe during World War II.
Niels Bohr contributions towards helping Jewish physicists during World War II were very impressive. Niels Bohr used connections with well-known foundations to help keep himself and other Jewish physicists out of Hitler’s reign. During the beginning of World War II, Niels Bohr offered German-Jewish physicists refuge at the University of Copenhagen. Many of the physicists then fled to the United States in search of a safer refuge from the Germans. Denmark became occupied by Germany on April 9, 1940....

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...ven his son Aage N. Bohr, was awarded the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize for Physics for the collective model of the atomic nucleus. His Quantum theory and atomic model are both huge impacts in the world of modern chemistry and physics. Even to the day Niels Bohr died on November 18, 1962 he was dedicated to his Open-World Vision on the safety of atomic power between nations.

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