Description: Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr mentored and collaborated with many of the top physicists of the century at his institute in Copenhagen. He was part of a team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project. Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund in 1912, and one of their sons, Aage Niels Bohr, grew up to be an important physicist who in 1975 also received the Nobel prize. Bohr has been described as one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century.
Also buried here are his parents, his brothers Aage (Nobel Prize Winning Nuclear Physicist), Harald (Mathematician and former football/soccer player who won the Silver Medal at the 1908 Olympic Games in London)
Niels Bohrs son Aage (who died 8 September 2009) is also buried here. He was a physician and won the Nobel Prize in 1975)