Definition of Bohr, Niels in US English:

Bohr, Niels

proper noun

  • (1885–1962), Danish physicist and pioneer in quantum physics; full name Niels Henrik David Bohr. His theory of the structure of the atom incorporated quantum theory for the first time and is the basis for present-day quantum-mechanical models. Bohr helped to develop the atom bomb in Britain and then in the US. Nobel Prize for Physics (1922).


Bohr, Niels