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On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules

Helge Kragh

in Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654987
eISBN:
9780191741692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654987.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Starting with Bohr’s education and early career in Copenhagen, where he focused on the electron theory of metals, the chapter follows the early development of his ideas of atomic structure. These ... More


Niels in Cambridge

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Again on the basis of Bohr’s previously unknown correspondence with Margrethe Nørlund and members of his own family, new light is shed both on his life and work in Cambridge (from September 1911 ... More


Was Delbrück a Reductionist?

Daniel J. McKaughan

in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that the key to understanding the larger issues raised by the Three-Man Paper (3MP) and Max Delbrück's lifelong project is to situate his biological speculations with respect to ... More


Niels Bohr and Max Delbrück: Balancing Autonomy and Reductionism in Biology

Nils Roll-Hansen

in Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter attempts to develop a more precise understanding of the relation between Niels Bohr's philosophy of science and Max Delbrück's biological research program. It is argued here that ... More


Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Niels Bohr ranks with Einstein among the physicists of the 20th century. He rose to this status through his invention of the quantum theory of the atom and his leadership in its defense and ... More


Scientific collaborator

Charles P. Enz

in No Time to be Brief: A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198564799
eISBN:
9780191713835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564799.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Pauli’s stint as Max Born’s assistant in Göttingen. It then describes his friendship with Niels Bohr and his studies on the anomalous Zeeman effect.


Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925

Helge Kragh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654987
eISBN:
9780191741692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654987.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The theory of atomic structure proposed by the young Danish physicist Niels Bohr in 1913 marked the true beginning of modern atomic and quantum physics. This is the first book that focuses in detail ... More


 Candor and Integrity in Science

Gerald Holton

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the pursuit of research and in the reporting of their results, the individual scientist as well as the community of fellow professionals relies implicitly on the researcher embracing the habit of ... More


Niels in Manchester

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

On the basis of Bohr’s continued correspondence with Margrethe Nørlund and his family in Denmark, this chapter sheds further light on Bohr’s successful stay in Manchester with Ernest Rutherford (from ... More


Finding each other in Copenhagen

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

On the basis of Bohr’s family correspondence, this chapter describes the background for the relationship between Niels Bohr and Margrethe Nørlund and their engagement in 1910, pointing to the ... More


Atomic Theories Before 1913

Helge Kragh

in Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654987
eISBN:
9780191741692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654987.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The chapter outlines the history of the composite atom from about 1850 to the early 1910s, including some pre-electron models of which the vortex atom hypothesis was the most developed. However, it ... More


David Hawkins, Chronicler of Los Alamos

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

During the time of the interview, David Hawkins was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Colorado. This chapter presents how he came to know Robert Oppenheimer and ... More


Epilogue Mosaic

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The first section of this chapter aims to understand what happens to people with kind hearts and humanist feelings when they work on weapons of mass destruction, trying to examine the problem of ... More


Introduction

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 1 places Part 1 of the book in the context of the general importance of scientists’ relationship with their spouses.


Conclusion

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This short chapter discusses what lessons can be drawn from the previous chapters and calls for further study of the life and work of Bohr (and others) in the light of their 'private spheres.'


Beginning Married Life in Copenhagen

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter documents the ways in which Margrethe Nørlund’s involvement in his scientific work was important to Bohr after they had married on 1 August 1912 and lived together in Copenhagen. This is ... More


Bohr’s Derivation of the Rydberg Formula: Quantum Numbers and Quantum Jumps

Jim Baggott

in The Quantum Cookbook: Mathematical Recipes for the Foundations for Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198827856
eISBN:
9780191866579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827856.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Atoms evolved from hypothetical entities into the objects of detailed laboratory study. The discovery of the negatively charged electron by Thomson in 1897 implied that atoms, indivisible for more ... More


Systems Containing Several Nuclei

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter presents Part III of a paper by Niels Bohr on systems containing several nuclei. The paper is organized as follows. Section 2 deals with the configuration and stability of a system ... More


Binding of Electrons by Positive Nuclei

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter presents Part I of a paper by Niels Bohr on the mechanism of the binding of electrons by a positive nucleus in relation to Planck's theory. The study shows that it is possible from the ... More


Visualizability and Intelligibility: Insight Into the Quantum World

Henk W. de Regt

in Understanding Scientific Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190652913
eISBN:
9780190652944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652913.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter investigates the relation between visualizability and intelligibility, by means of an in-depth study of the transition from classical physics to quantum physics in the first decades of ... More


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