Bohr, Aage Niels

Bohr, Aage Niels

(ägə nēls bōr), 1922–2009, Danish physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Copenhagen, 1954. He worked with his father Niels BohrBohr, Niels Henrik David
, 1885–1962, Danish physicist, one of the foremost scientists of modern physics. He studied at the Univ. of Copenhagen (Ph.D. 1911) and carried on research on the structure of the atom at Cambridge under Sir James J.
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 (who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922) in the 1940s on the development of the atomic bomb, became a professor of physics in 1956, and succeeded (1963–70) his father as head of what became the Niels Bohr Institute, Univ. of Copenhagen. From 1975 to 1981 he was the director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics. Bohr and colleague Benjamin MottelsonMottelson, Benjamin Roy,
1926–, Danish physicist, b. Chicago, Ph.D. Harvard, 1950. Raised and educated in the United States, he moved to Denmark, where he began work as a nuclear physicist.
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 helped prove the theories of James RainwaterRainwater, James,
1917–86, American physicist, Ph.D. Columbia, 1946. After working on the Manhattan Project as a student during World War II, he became a professor of physics at Columbia in 1952.
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 regarding the structure of atomic nuclei. The trio shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.
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