Sunday, October 07, 2012

Happy Birthday, Niels

Niels BohrToday in Copenhagen in 1885 Niels Bohr was born. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his work on understanding the atom, and he continued to make contributions for a long and fruitful life. His "correspondence principle" is at the bottom of quantum mechanics, and he (along with Werner Heisenberg) developed the "complementary theory" which lies at the foundation of quantum theory.

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