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Niels Bohr

Read through the most famous quotes from Niels Bohr

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.

— Niels Bohr


Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

— Niels Bohr

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How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

— Niels Bohr

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Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.

— Niels Bohr

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Stop telling God what to do with his dice.

— Niels Bohr


The meaning of life consists in the fact that it makes no sense to say that life has no meaning.

— Niels Bohr

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Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.

— Niels Bohr

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Einstein, stop telling God what to do.

— Niels Bohr

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The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.

— Niels Bohr

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Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.

— Niels Bohr

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About Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr Quotes

Did you know about Niels Bohr?

He also appears on a banknote in 1997 when the Danish National Bank started circulating the 500-krone banknote with the portrait of Bohr smoking a pipe. In Kalckar Jørgen. He helped develop quantum mechanics in which electrons move from one energy level to another in discrete steps instead of continuously.

Later the element Bohrium was named after him. After Denmark was occupied by the Germans he had a dramatic meeting in Copenhagen with Heisenberg who had become the head of the German nuclear energy project. He conceived the principle of complementarity: that items could be separately analysed as having contradictory properties like behaving as a wave or a stream of particles.

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