By Finn Aaserud Ph.D. History of Sciences Johns Hopkins University (1984)
The Niels Bohr gathered Works are actually whole with the e-book of quantity 12, Popularization and folks (1911-1962).
Niels Bohr is mostly considered as probably the most influential physicists of the 20th century. the subsequent are just the various excessive issues. In 1913, Bohr proposed a innovative version of the atom breaking with classical conceptions of physics. In 1921, he confirmed the Institute for Theoretical Physics on the collage of Copenhagen, which grew to become the centre for the hot physics visited by means of the more youthful iteration of physicists from world wide. From 1927, he oversaw the improvement resulting in the "Copenhagen interpretation" of quantum mechanics which for Bohr shaped the root for an epistemology legitimate past physics in keeping with Bohr's complementarity suggestion. In 1939, he defined the mechanism of nuclear fission. eventually, from 1943 till the top of his lifestyles in 1962, he conducted a private political challenge to set up an open international among countries which he thought of to be worthy in view of the life of the atomic bomb.
All those contributions are amply documented within the prior volumes of the Niels Bohr gathered Works. This final quantity files Niels Bohr as an individual and his efforts to give an explanation for quantum physics and its implications to physicists and non-physicists alike. whereas his job over decades within the quarter of superconductivity illustrates his striving for synthesis in physics, his encyclopaedia articles and radio speech for Scandinavian fitness center scholars record his attempt to make quantum physics and its implications comprehensible to most of the people. the majority of the quantity contains Bohr's many released writings approximately his predecessors (for instance Isaac Newton), lecturers and associates (for instance Ernest Rutherford and Albert Einstein), friends and family. those writings, which come with numerous infrequent items of autobiogaphy, deliver new views to Bohr's existence and record his tremendous social community, either across the world and inside his liked Denmark.
In addition to Bohr's courses reproduced in components I and II, the quantity contains a extra short half III with chosen correspondence, in addition to a list of proper manuscripts. It concludes with a bibliography of Bohr's many guides, chronologically prepared with references to the place they are often present in many of the volumes of the accumulated Works. the amount is illustrated with many new photographs.
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