Today the 7th of October 2012 when you visit the Google homepage from any country you will see the Google Doodle celebrating the live and legacy of Niels Bohr. Today 7 October 2012 would have been the 127th Birthday of Niels Bohr. I remember learning about Niels Bohr in High school and the foundations he laid down and took part in explaining and understanding atomic structures and the fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics.
Interesting when I opened Google this morning I notices that people searching for “Niels Bohr” people also searched for Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrodinger, Werner Heisenber, James Chadwick and Ernest Rutherford all pioneers and leaders to understanding modern science.
About Niels Henrik David Bohr
He was born on October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen in Denmark, and died in November 18, 1962 in Denmark Copenhagen. He were educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge.
Niels Bohr Awards and Achievements
Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922, a Copley Medal and also the Franklin Medal. He was part of the British team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project
Niels Bohr Wikipedia
- He was one of the founding fathers of CERN in 1954.
- Received the first ever Atoms for Peace Award in 1957.
- In 1965, three years after Bohr’s death, the Institute of Physics at the University of Copenhagen changed its name to the Niels Bohr Institute.
- The Bohr models semicentennial was commemorated in Denmark on 21 November 1963 with a postage stamp depicting Bohr, the hydrogen atom and the formula for the difference of any two hydrogen energy levels: .
- Bohrium (a chemical element, atomic number 107) is named in honour of Bohr.
- Hafnium, another chemical element, whose properties were predicted by Bohr, was named by him after Hafnia, Copenhagen’s Latin name.
- Asteroid 3948 Bohr is named after him.
- The Centennial of Bohr’s birth was commemorated in Denmark on 3 October 1985 with a postage stamp depicting Bohr with his wife Margrethe.
- In 1997 the Danish National Bank started circulating the 500-krone banknote with the portrait of Bohr smoking a pipe.
Niels Bohr 2012 Google Doodle
In the Google Doodle you can see a blackboard, the type used in schools and universities of the early 1900’s. The Google words were written on the board with chalk, and the “o” in the words are missing and substituted by an atom symbol.