Niels Bohr was born in 1885 in Copenhagen. He and his two siblings grew up in a loving home, where interest in science was a part of everyday life.
When Niels Bohr was seven years old he started school, where he was number one in his class.
In 1903, Niels Bohr began to study at the University of Copenhagen. In 1911, he received his doctorate and in the same year was engaged to Margrethe Nørlund.
After taking his doctorate in physics in 1911, Niels Bohr went to study in England, where he developed his famous atomic mode.
In 1916, Niels Bohr was appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen. In 1921, his new Institute for Theoretical Physics was dedicated.
In 1922, Niels Bohr received the Nobel Prize in Physics for "his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and the radiation emanating from them”.
In the middle of the 1920s, modern quantum mechanics was developed. This became the foundation for the famous debates between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein.
In the early 1930s, Niels Bohr began to get interested in the atom’s nucleus. During the war he worked on the atomic bomb in the United States.
After the war, the Niels Bohr Institute was once again a gathering point for the world’s researchers. Niels Bohr died in November 1962.
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