Remembering Physicist Niels Bohr with Google Doodle: Google never fails to pay homage to big names on events of their anniversaries or birthdays. The recent Google doodle paid tribute to legendary Danish physicist Niels Bohr on his 127th birth anniversary. The Google doodle for Niels Bohr shows an animation relating quantum physics, which was the scientist’s centre of study for a long period.
Clicking on the doodle will automatically give search results for Niels Bohr. Despite his paramount contributions to quantum physics, Bohr is not widely recognized by every person around the world. Quantum physics is a crucial part of science, without which many of today’s theories would be void.
Niels Bohr was a Nobel Prize winning physicist who made significant contributions to the perception of the atomic structure. He is undoubtedly crowned as one of the most influential scientists that lived in the 20th century.
Niels Bohr was born on October 7th, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Ellen and Christian Bohr. His father was a noted professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen, who stated the imperative concept of Bohr shift – the theory is also named after Niel’s father Christian Bohr. The third generation of the Bohrs, Niels’ son Aage Bohr was also a Nobel Prize winning physicist.
Niels Bohr was also interested in football, following the footsteps of his brother Harald Bohr (who was also a mathematician). Niels came from a religious family, but later converted to Atheism. Initially Bohr studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, but later shifted to physics. He received his doctorate from the same university while working under physicist Christian Christiansen in 1911. He continued his research work in physics after his doctorate as well.
In 1922 Bohr was successful in presenting the structure of the atom and its related radiation properties – this achievement earned him the Nobel Prize that year.
Niels Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund, sister of a noted mathematician in 1910; together they had six children.