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Niels Henrik David Bohr

Niels Bohr is a famous Danish physicist. He was one of the largest influencers of the 20th century and his discoveries will live on forever. Actually, Bohr played one of the biggest roles of anyone for the end of the WWII. Even though this is uncommon knowledge, Bohr was the man behind the Manhatten Project and worked for it under a different name. His role helped lead the United States to possessing the Atomic Bomb.

Bohr believed the atomic secrets should be shared with the international community. After meeting with President Franklin Roosevelt, the two agreed the results should be shared with the Russians in order to speed the process. However, when Bohr returned to England to ask for approval from Churchill, the Prime Minister opposed the idea.


If you're not shocked by quantum theory, you don't understand it.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.