Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I loves me some Physicists, or Happy Birthday Niels Bohr

It's the birthday of the physicist Niels Bohr , born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1885. In 1913, he published a theory of atomic structure. He proposed that electrons travel in orbits around the atom's nucleus, and that elements are determined by the number of electrons in the outer orbits of their atoms.
He won the Nobel Prize for his work on the structure of the atom, he got married and had six children, and he continued to make important advancements in physics.
Niels Bohr said, "A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself."

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