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

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

by Finn Aaserud, John L. Heilbron

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ISBN-13: 9780199680283
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Finn Aaserud, Director, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark,John L. Heilbron, Professor of History, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley; Honorary Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford

Finn Aaserud is Director of the Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen.

John L. Heilbron is Professor of History and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Honorary Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Niels Bohr's Private Sphere - as revealed through unpublished family correspondence Finn Aaserud
1. Introduction
2. Finding each other in Copenhagen
3. Niels in Cambridge
4. Niels in Manchester
5. Beginning married life in Copenhagen
6. Conclusion
Part 2. Nascent Science - The scientific and psychological background to Bohr's Trilogy J.L. Heilbron
7. Necessary preliminaries
8. Some physics around 1900
9. "Stupid electrons"
10. Indictment of classical physics
11. Odin the lawgiver
12. The Trilogy
13. Bolts from the blue
Part 3. The Trilogy

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