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Resources for Frayn's Copenhagen: Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr seems to be the known in Michael Frayn's play. Although Heisenberg in the play says that Bohr is both the Holy Office and the Inquisition in one person, Bohr has not the mystery or the fascination Heisenberg has. He is the half-Jewish father (Pope) of the spiritual seekers who hope to find Truth in understanding the atoms that constitute the universe. He escaped from Nazi-occupied Denmark and so holds the moral high ground, in spite of his never confirming an active role in the execution of the Allies' atomic bomb project.

Biographical sketches:
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Other Resources

Books by Bohr (off-line) Books of related interest (also off-line)
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