Niels Bohr

(1885 - 1962)

Finalized the StandardModel? of QuantumPhysics.


Known for saying:

"A great truth is a statement whose opposite is also a great truth."

Niels Bohr was a glory hound. His Papers:

N. Bohr, Phil. Mag. 26, 1 (1913)

N. Bohr, Phil. Mag. 27, 506 (1914)

Were not correct and were superseded by work published by Heisenberg, Schroedinger, Dirac, Einstein and others. Bohr was known for being tyrannical towards peers that dared to disagree with him, in essence reducing scientific inquiry to school yard bullying...

Max Planck first conceived of quantized mechanics. (Theory of Heat)

M. Planck, Ann. d. Phys. (4) 4, 553 (1901)

No less a figure than Linus Pauling attributes the corrected or new Quantum Mechanics to a paper by Heisenberg

W. Heisenberg, Z. f. Phys. 33, 879 (1925)

Source: "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Chemistry" Linus Pauling, E. Bright Wilson Jr., pp. 25,26,48,49. Dover Edition ISBN 0-486-64871-0
See also QuantumPhysics QuantumMechanics QuBit AlbertEinstein ErwinSchroedinger

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