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The biographical material in the collection is reprints of most of the obituaries of Bohr, press clippings about Bohr, some photos of him and other personal papers. The correspondence is only scientific correspondence, but only a small fraction of Bohr's total scientific correspondence. The scientific manuscripts and notes are almost all from Bohr's years of study 1904-10. There is furthermore a collection of speeches given by Bohr at various occasions. In its entirety the material is from the period 1904-65 and in one of the languages: Danish, German, English or French, with the major part in Danish.
He also became known international for his help to mathematicians, who had to leave Germany after the Nazis came to power in 1933 and for his importance in the international mathematical community. He had extremely many international contacts and collaborated with several foreign mathematicians, especially Edmund Landau.
His influence on mathematics in Denmark was also significant, through the textbook system Lærebog i Matematisk Analyse I-IV (known as "Bohr and Mollerup") written jointly with Mollerup, and as head of the first mathematics institute inaugurated in 1934. In Denmark he collaborated mainly with Børge Jessen and Erling Følner.
Subject | Boxes |
Biographical material | 1 |
General correspondence | 2 |
Scientific manuscripts and notes | 3-4 |
Educational material | 4-9 |
Publications | 10 |
Speeches | 10 |
Collected Mathematical Works | 11-15 |
Procurement of the bust of Bohr | 16 |
Interviews | 16-17 |