Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

Niels Bohr

Niels Henrik David Bohr (Danish: [ˈne̝ls ˈpoɐ̯ˀ]; 7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niels Bohr has received more than 3,705,694 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Niels Bohr ranks 7 out of 659Before him are Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, and Alessandro Volta. After him are Max Planck, James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, and Henri Becquerel.

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Among people born in 1885, Niels Bohr ranks 1After him are György Lukács, George S. Patton, Ezra Pound, Karen Blixen, Albert Kesselring, Alban Berg, Hermann Hoth, François Mauriac, Julius Streicher, Robert Delaunay, and Umberto Nobile. Among people deceased in 1962, Niels Bohr ranks 3Before him are Marilyn Monroe and Hermann Hesse. After him are Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Karen Blixen, Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, and Yves Klein.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 3 out of 579Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805) and Søren Kierkegaard (1813). After him are Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Sigrid Undset (1882), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Margaret I of Denmark (1353), and Lili Elbe (1882).

Among PHYSICISTS In Denmark

Among physicists born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 1After him are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Aage Bohr (1922), Ludvig Lorenz (1829), Christian Bohr (1855), Ole Worm (1588), Martin Knudsen (1871), and Lene Hau (1959).

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