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BOHR, NIELS HENRIK DAVID. (1885-1962)

Niels Bohr was a recipient of Nobel Prize for physics in 1922. From his early years, he was good at education as well as in soccer. He started his research careers at Cambridge. One of his greatest achievements was the discovery of a theory to explain the nature of an atom. He was a towering personality in the field of physics.

Early Years

Niels Henrik David Bohr was born in Copenhagen on October 7, 1885, as the son of Christian Bohr, Professor of Physiology at Copenhagen University, and his wife Ellen, née Adler. Niels, together with his younger brother Harald (the future Professor in Mathematics), grew up in an atmosphere most favourable to the development of his genius - his father was an eminent physiologist and was largely responsible for awakening his interest in physics while still at school, his mother came from a family distinguished in the field of education.

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