Film, TV and Theatre

Documentary: Niels Bohr and the Niels Bohr Institute

An international film documenting the story of Niels Bohr, one of the world's greatest scientists and his institute - who received the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his ground-breaking model of the atom. At the time no-one had imagined his Institute would accommodate 19 Nobel Prize recipients and be the leading center for quantum mechanics paving the road both for the computer revolution, but also for the most powerful man-made weapon ever created. 

Making the documentary film on Niels Bohr

The film recording to the documentary is ongoing, here we are in First Lab at the Niels Bohr Institute. Photo: Marie Breyen

This film gives both a general understanding of Niels Bohr’s scientific work, the Niels Bohr institute, - then and today, and of his private life. With great help from his family and the Niels Bohr Institute we will tell the story about a man who unwillingly but fully aware, entered the arena of world politics, and a world that changed forever. His focus on a united world was in great contrast to his surroundings and he dedicated the rest of his life to dialogue, unity of knowledge and collaboration.

The documentary is produced by, even Production ApS and Nordisk Film production A/S, in cooperation with his family and the Niels Bohr Institute. 

Julekalender  (Christmas advent limited TV series, 24 episodes) – in Danish

TV2’s Julekalender 2021 “Kometernes Jul” will be a series for the entire family, with adventures that open the door to the exciting world of science. The program will be aired starting on 1st December at 20:00 hrs. on TV2.

The film is produced by the Nordisk Film Production in cooperation with the Niels Bohr Institute.

More about Kometernes Jul (in danish) >>


The project is supported by the Villum Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and the Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation. Common to the four major foundations is a desire to promote the interest and curiosity for science to children and young people.

Outside the Universe – digital continuation of the Advent series

In extension of the Christmas advent series, there will be a number of initiatives and activities for children and their families to embark on their own discoveries, while they are following the series for the month of December. All activities – digital and physical – will be available via cooperating museums and schools, as well as on diverse digital platforms.

The project is sponsored by Villum Fonden, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Poul Due Jensens Foundation, and Bitten & Mads Clausens Foundation. Common for these large foundations is the desire to spark curiosity and promote an interest in science in children and youth.


Documentary: Den sidste iskerneboring (Drilling the Last Ice Cores)

In the summer of 2021, research group The Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute will perform its final ice core drilling on the Greenland ice sheet. Ice cores contain unique and valuable information. By examining the ice cores and the air trapped in them, it is possible to assess how the climate and atmosphere has changed over time.

The documentary is produced by even Production ApS and Nordisk Film production, in cooperation with the Niels Bohr Institute.

Read more about the Centre for Ice and Climate here >>


The theatre GLiMT will be presenting a performance about Niels Bohr, which premieres on 13 January 2022.

GLiMT is a professional performing arts company, created in 2002 by Camila Sarrazin and Lars Lindegaard Gregersen, who work to combine circus, dance and physical theatre into new, challenging forms that can express the questions that are most pressing in our time and community.


GLiMT writes the following: “The performance ‘Bohr’ is a multidisciplinary production that mixes dance, acting, modern circus, illusion, and video art to renew focus on this incredible person and his ideas. Niels Bohr's life and contemporary history are expressed through drama and physical theatre. Bohr's thoughts, theories and philosophy come to life on stage to create a scenic universe through GLiMT’s corporeal abilities and play with scenography. In the performance, they will explore events that happened around him: The First and Second World War; his playful competition with Einstein; his incredible wife Margrethe Nørlund Bohr, who created the environment that enabled a fruitful influence between researchers; his complex way of expressing himself, which made it difficult for many to understand him; and a long series of the many intriguing anecdotes that exist about him.”

More about the performance here (in Danish)