The Niels Bohr International Gold Medal is named after the Danish nuclear physicist Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962). He was also the first ever recipient of the award. Niels Bohr was world-renowned for his research and for his appeals for the peaceful use of atomic energy and increased openness between world super powers. Bohr continued his work on nuclear physics well into the 1950s and received many awards and honours during his career.
Would you like to know more about Niels Bohr?
You can read more about him in the booklet “Vil du vide mere om Niels Bohr” (in Danish only), published in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Archive. The booklet aims at providing easy-to-read information about Niels Bohr’s life and work that can be used in interdisciplinary teaching at Danish schools.
(Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen)