AlbaNova and Nordita Colloquium

Niels Bohr and the Nobel Prize

by Prof. Mats Larsson (Fysikum, Stockholms universitet)

Europe/Stockholm
Description

Niels Bohr was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics. In this talk, the 1922 Prize will only serve as an introduction to the main topic: Niels Bohr as nominator.

Over the years he submitted 25 nominations, of which 22 for physics and 3 for chemistry. Was he successful, in other words, did he have the ear of the Nobel Committees? The answer must be yes, although there are a few notable exceptions.