Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist that greatly contributed the world of physics with his research of atomic structure and quantum mechanics.

Early life

Neils Henrik David Bohr was born on October 7th, 1885 in Copenhagen. Neils also had a brother, Harald Bohr who was a mathematician and a passionate football player, a passion two brothers shared. His father Christian Bohr was a professor at University of Copenhagen and his mother Ellen Adler Bohr came from a high class Jewish family who was engaged in banking business.


In 1903 Neils Bohr enrolled at University of Copenhagen as an undergraduate with an intention to st