Niels Bohr

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ScientistNiels Bohr
Born7 October 1885, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died18 November 1962 (aged 77), Copenhagen, Denmark
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen
Known for– Foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory – Bohr model of the atom
FieldsTheoretical physics
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1922)
Notable StudentsHendrik Kramers, I. H. Usmani, Lev Landau
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, Victoria University of Manchester
ThesisStudies on the Electron Theory of Metals (1911)
Philosophical ImpactDeveloped the principle of complementarity, which dominated his thinking in both science and philosophy

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