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Horizon lecture

Niels Bohr, life behind the physics and war and peace

How did Niels Bohr become the world´s leading physicist in the early part of the 1900s? Vilhelm Bohr, grandson of Niels Bohr, adresses the history and personality of the Nobel Prize winner in this Horizon lecture.

Niels Bohr, 1935
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The lecture:

In his lecture, Vilhelm Bohr will discuss the family history of Niels Bohr and how his personal connections and his career development played critical roles in how he became the leading physicist in the early part of the last century. He also played an important role in developments in the second world war, and his interactions with leading politicians and physicists will be discussed. After the war, Bohr focused on his ideas about an open world and made many humanitarian contributions.

The lecture will not discuss the physics as such, but will address the personality of Niels Bohr and how he was able to make so many contributions, and how this insight might help us in science in the future.

The lecture starts at 16.15, 18.09.2019, in «Egget» auditorium, the Student Centre. Everybody is welcome! Refreshments will be served from 15.45. 

Vilhelm A. Bohr:

Vilhelm A. Bohr, MD, PHD, Department Chair at National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, USA, and Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Chair for the Board of the Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen

Vilhelm Bohr is the grandson of Niels Bohr and the son of Aage Bohr, who both received the nobel prize in physics. He is also the current chair of the Board of the Niels Bohr Archive in Copenhagen, an Instituition that collects papers and conducts research on the history of physics with the focus on Bohr.