Niels Bohr


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Niels Henrik David Bohr (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. He developed the model of the atom with the nucleus at the center and electrons in orbit around it, which he compared to the planets orbiting the sun. He worked on ... more »

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  • ''An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.''
    Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist. Quoted in Alan Mackay, The Harvest of a Quiet Eye (1977).
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