The institute

The Niels Bohr Institute represents physics at the University of Copenhagen.

At the Niels Bohr Institute we research and teach within a broad spectrum of physics areas: Astrophysics, Biophysics, Solid State Physics, Climate and Geophysics, Quantum Physics and Particle Physics.

The institute was inaugurated March 3, 1921, by Professor Niels Bohr. We are approx. 430 researchers, 100 administrative and technical staff, 140 Ph.D. students and 750 Physics students.

In addition, the institute is also involved in the courses in nanoscience and climate change.

On October 2, 2023 a stumbling stone was placed in honour of Niels Bohr, in front of NBI, Blegdamsvej 17 to remember Niels Bohr and his flight to Sweden, Autumn 1943.

The European Physical Society has declared the Niels Bohr Institute as a Historic Site with great international importance for developments in physics and research. The Niels Bohr Institute has been selected on this basis: “This is where the foundation of atomic physics and modern physics was created in a creative scientific environment inspired by Niels Bohr in the 1920s and 30s.”