Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962) was a Danish physicist.
He founded the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen, of which he became director in 1920. Nobel prize 1922.
In 1952, he helped to set up CERN, the European nuclear research organization, in Geneva.
After work with Ernest (Rutherford at Manchester, he became professor at Copenhagen in 1916. He fled from the Nazis in World War II and took part in work on the atomic bornb in the USA.
Why is Niels Bohr famous?
Niels Bohr contributed to atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.
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