# Mathematician:Niels Henrik David Bohr

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## Mathematician

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

## Nationality

Danish

## History

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

## Theorems and Definitions

- Bohr-Sommerfeld Quantization (with Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld)
- Bohr Magneton
- Bohr Model
- Bohr Radius

- Bohr-Kramers-Slater Theory (BKS) (with Hendrik Anthony Kramers and John Clarke Slater)
- Bohr-van Leeuwen Theorem (with Hendrika Johanna van Leeuwen)
- Sommerfeld-Bohr Theory (with Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld)

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

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

## Publications

## 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.*

## Sources

- 1978: A.P. French and Edwin F. Taylor:
*An Introduction to Quantum Physics*... (previous) ... (next): Epigraph - 1992: Frederick W. Byron, Jr. and Robert W. Fuller:
*Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics*... (previous) ... (next): Volume One: Chapter $1$ Vectors in Classical Physics: $1.1$ Geometric and Algebraic Definitions of a Vector - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Bohr, Niels Henrik David FRS**(1885-1962)