Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr, 1958

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962) was a Danish physicist who made critical contributions to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics. He was a professor at the University of Copenhagen, and founded and directed the Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1921. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1922, and subsequently collaborated with several world-renowned scientists throughout his career, including Albert Einstein and Albert and Marie Curie. In 1941, Bohr was recruited to work at the top-secret Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico on the Manhattan Project, and became a long-time advocate of scientific openness and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Bohr is considered to be one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.


Themed “The Philosophical Lesson of Atomic Physics”
“Elements of Classical Physics.” November 5, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.
“Atomic Theory and Quantum of Action.” November 7, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.
“The Principles of Quantum Mechanics.” November 14, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.
“Quantum Physics and the Notion of Complementarity ” November 19, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.
“Complimentary Relationships in Biology and Psychology.” November 21, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.
“Atomic Physics and Man’s Position.” November 26, 1957. Kresge Auditorium.


Three given. Topics and dates unknown. Five Question and answer sessions with students. Dates unknown.