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Niels Bohr

“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it”.


1939 Atomic Bomb

  • Hahn and Meitner’s discovery of fission gave rise to the potential for a massive weapon
  • Hahn and Heisenberg were called on to work on a bomb by the Germans shortly after the British and the French declared war on Germany…
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1927 Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

  • Bohr’s view that wave physics and particle physics are complimentary
  • Both concepts exist in nature. However, by experimenting we obscure the process, and nature only reveals one or the other…
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1913 Bohr

  • Used Planck’s energy quanta to support and explain why the orbiting electrons don’t lose energy and crash into Rutherford’s nucleus
  • Bohr hypothesized that electrons absorb and radiate energy to move up or down one orbital distance to another…
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Learning About Atoms

The Science PLC at our school is considering what students should know about atoms in 8th and 9th grade science classes (including Physics First).  Just recently, … 1.204 more words



I’ve spun around with the earth once more
And these new waves feel intoxicating
Years passed since I prayed to God like before
The ignorance stopped reverberating… 76 more words

Stanley Jaki on the Copenhagen Theory

‘Whatever the distance of human passions from atomic physics, the real question was whether one’s epistemological attitude was truly general, that is, consistent or not. The impression Bohr gave was that one was to have two kinds of epistemology, one for atomic phenomena, another for everything else, but it was still to be explained whether the understanding, or  509 more words