Mathematician:Niels Henrik David Bohr

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Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.




  • Born: 7 October 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Died: 18 November 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Niels Henrik David Bohr can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Niels Henrik David Bohr can be found here.


Notable Quotes

It could be that I've perhaps found out a little bit about the structure of atoms. You must not tell anyone anything about it ...
-- Letter to his brother (1912)
-- Epigraph to 1978: A.P. French and Edwin F. Taylor: An Introduction to Quantum Physics

Critical View

It is said of Niels Bohr that he never felt he understood philosophical ideas until he had discussed them with himself in German, French, and English as well as in his native Danish.
-- 1992: Frederick W. Byron, Jr. and Robert W. Fuller: Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics