Niels Bohr's 127th Birthday

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Oct 7, 2012

Our love for all that is nerdy in all shapes and sizes shines through in our doodle for Neils Bohr.  Some of the biggest contributions to science aren't big at all, sometimes they're as small as an atom.

A Danish physicist, Bohr earned a Nobel prize in 1975 for his work.  Amongst his studies on the shell model of the atom, the correspondence principle, and the liquid drop model of the atomic nucleus, Bohr's more recognizable work is that which bares his own name:  the Bohr model.  This theory poses that the electrons of the atom travel in orbits around its nucleus.  The doodle is depiction of the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, which, though simple, is still the introduction of quantum mechanics for many students.  

Location: Global

Tags: Sciences, Birthday, atom