Bohr theory

noun

Definition of Bohr theory

  1. :  a theory in early quantum physics: an atom consists of a positively charged nucleus about which revolves one or more electrons of quantized energy

Origin and Etymology of bohr theory

Niels Bohr


First Known Use: 1914


Medical Dictionary

Bohr theory

noun

Medical Definition of Bohr theory

  1. :  a theory in early quantum physics: an atom consists of a positively charged nucleus about which revolves one or more electrons of quantized energy

Biographical Note for bohr theory

Bohr

,

Niels Henrik David

(1885–1962), Danish physicist. Bohr was the foremost influence on and major contributor to the development of quantum theory in the first half of the 20th century. In 1913 he postulated the theory that bears his name and that laid the groundwork for modern atomic physics. During World War II he worked in Britain and the United States on atomic bomb projects. Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922.


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