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Niels Bohrs father was Christian Bohr and his mother was Ellen Adler He had an older sister Jenny and a younger brother Harald who became a famous mathematician In October 1891 Niels entered the Grammelholms school He attended this school as did his brother Harald for his complete secondary education taking his Studenterexamen in 1903 He was an excellent soccer player yet not as good as his brother Harald who won a silver medal playing soccer for Denmark Bohr studied at the University of Copenhagen which he entered in 1903 Bohr returned to Copenhagen from Manchester during the summer of 1912 married Margrethe Nrlund He received his PhD in physics from the University of Copenhagen in 1911 after which he moved to England to study under Ernest Rutherford Based on an earlier theory by Rutherford that the atom consisted of a positively charged nucleus with negatively charged electrons orbiting around it Bohr published a theory about the structure of the atom in 1913 He also proposed that the outer orbits determined the atoms chemical properties and that atoms emit radiation when an electron jumps from an outer orbit to an inner one emitting light In 1922 Bohr won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the structure of atoms Being of Jewish origin Bohr fled Copenhagen in 1943 to escape the Nazis He later accompanied a British research team to Los Alamos New Mexico where he advised scientists developing the first atomic bomb After the war he returned trying to promote peaceful and rational atomic policies
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