The Niels Bohr Symposium
In 1985, the Academy hosted a major international symposium commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Niels Bohr, the great Danish physicist and the “father of quantum mechanics.” The symposium’s papers were published in collective volume in 1988.
- Niels Bohr: Physics and the World, ed. Herman Feshbach, Tetsuo Matsui, and Alexandra Oleson. New York: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1988. (out of print)
- PROJECT DATE: 1985-1988
- PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Herman Feshbach (MIT)
- SOURCES OF FUNDING: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Science & Engineering, Inc., Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc., Exxon Research & Engineering Company, General Electric Company, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Niels Bohr Institute, Raytheon Company, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, University of Copenhagen
- COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS: National Academy of Sciences; American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics; Institute for Advanced Study; History of Science Society; Niels Bohr Institute; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard, Brandeis, Tufts, Northeastern, and Boston universities