Sunday, 7 October 2012

Niels Bohr's 127th Birthday - Google Doodle October 07, 2012

Google doodle today October 07, 2012 in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Qatar, ect come with a theme Niels Bohr's 127th Birthday.

Niels Henrik David Bohr (Danish, 7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.

Bohr mentored and collaborated with many of the top physicists of the century at his institute in Copenhagen. He was part of the British team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project. Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund in 1912, and one of their sons, Aage Bohr, grew up to be an important physicist who in 1975 also received the Nobel Prize. Bohr has been described as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.

Biography of Niels Henrik David Bohr

Born                       Niels Henrik David Bohr
                              7 October 1885
                              Copenhagen, Denmark
Died                       18 November 1962 (aged 77)
                              Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality              Danish
Fields                     Physics

Children                  Aage Niels Bohr
Siblings                   Harald Bohr

    Trinity College
    University of Copenhagen
    University of Cambridge
    Victoria University of Manchester

Alma mater                           University of Copenhagen
Doctoral advisor                   Christian Christiansen
Other academic advisors       J. J. Thomson
                                             Ernest Rutherford
Doctoral students                  Hendrik Anthony Kramers

Known for   

    Copenhagen interpretation
    Bohr model
    Sommerfeld–Bohr theory
    BKS theory
    Bohr-Einstein debates
    Bohr magneton


    Ernest Rutherford
    Harald Høffding


    Werner Heisenberg
    Wolfgang Pauli
    Paul Dirac
    Lise Meitner
    Max Delbrück
    and many others

Notable awards   

    Nobel Prize in Physics (1922)
    Franklin Medal (1926)
   Copley Medal

source wikipedia