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Aage Bohr

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Dates

June 19, 1922 – September 8, 2009

Authorized Form of Name

Bohr, Aage

Additional Forms of Names

Bohr, Aage, 1922-2009

Bohr, Aage N., 1922-2009

Bohr, Aage N. (Aage Niels), 1922-2009

Biography

Abstract

Physicist (theoretical physics, nuclear physics). He worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory with his father Niels Bohr. He was Professor of Physics (1956) and Director of the Niels Bohr Institute of Physics (1963-1970). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 with Ben Mottelson and Leo James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection."

Important Dates

June 19, 1922Birth, Copenhagen (Denmark).

1945Junior Scientific Officer, D.S.I.R. (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1946Obtained Master's degree in Physics, University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet), Copenhagen (Denmark).

1946 – 1970Research Fellow (1946); Professor of Physics (1956); and Director, Niels Bohr Institute of Theoretical Physics (1963-1970), University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet), Copenhagen (Denmark).

1948Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1949 – 1950Visiting Fellow, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1954Obtained Doctorate degree in Physics, University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet), Copenhagen (Denmark).

1957 – 1975Board member, Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk Atomfysik (NORDITA).

1969Wrote "Nuclear Structure 2”.

1969Awarded Atoms for Peace Award.

1972Awarded Rutherford Medal.

1975Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Ben R. Mottelson and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection".

September 8, 2009Death, Copenhagen (Denmark).

Occupation

Theoretical nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Graduate Education

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Employment

Los Alamos (N.M.)

New York (N.Y.)

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Death

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Nuclear physics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Bohr, Christian

Grandfather.

Bohr, Ellen Adler

Grandmother.

Bohr, Harald August, 1887-1951

Uncle.

Bohr, Margrethe

Mother.

Bohr, Marietta Soffer

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Father and PhD advisor at University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet).

Advisors & Collaborators

Hansen, Ole, 1934-

Advised by Bohr at University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Advised by Bohr at Columbia University.

Mottelson, Ben R.

Shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics along with L. James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection."

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

PhD advisor at Columbia University.

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Ben Mottelson "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection."

Additional

Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Kramers, Hendrik Anthony, 1894-1952

Nishina, Yoshio, 1890-1951

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Vogel, Petr

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Københavns universitet

Obtained Master's (1946) and Doctorate (1954) degree. Research Fellow and Professor of Physics.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Junior Scientific Officer D.S.I.R. (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Junior Scientific Officer D.S.I.R. (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Niels Bohr institutet

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Visiting Fellow.

Nordisk institut for teoretisk atomfysik

Board member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Distinguished Speaker Session [sound recording] 1976 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, 1963 July 5 and 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Margrethe Norlund Bohr, 1963 January 23 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Aage Bohr papers, 1945-1980.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Columbia University Department of Physics Historical Records, 1862-1997.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA

Oral History interview with Petr Vogel, 2002 December 16 and 2003 January 16.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Collective and individual-particle aspects of nuclear structure/ by Aage Bohr and Ben R. Mottelson.

Nuclear structure [by] Aage Bohr [and] Ben R. Mottelson.

Rotational states of atomic nuclei.

Struktur der Atomkerne/ Aage Bohr, Ben R. Mottelson; in deutscher Sprache hrsg. von H.R. Kissener, R. Reif.

Struktura atomnogo iadra/ O. Bor, B. Mottelson.

Subject

Aage Bohr Nobel Prize biography.

Aage Niels Bohr Physics Today obituary.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Aage N. Bohr