Minggu, 07 Oktober 2012

Google Doodle Celebrates Niels Bohr and His Atomic Model


Google is celebrating the 127th birthday of Niels Bohr, one of the best physicists of the 20th century who laid much of the foundation of quantum mechanics.

He also created the first modern model of the atom, with the nucleus at the center and which took into account quantum mechanics.

While his model is outdated, he got the basics right and it still is the best known in the general public. It's this model that Google marks in its doodle, a nucleus with three electrons at different energy levels along with the Planck relation.

His early work in quantum mechanics led to him being awarded a Nobel Prize in 1922. He continued to work on quantum mechanics and related subjects for the rest of his career.

He was also involved with the Manhattan project, which would yield the first atomic bomb, where he was a consultant.

Via: Google Doodle Celebrates Niels Bohr and His Atomic Model

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