Although Bohr put in as much work in appeals to the statesmen as in his other writings, they were not intended for publication. This has called for the inclusion of a greater number than in earlier volumes of the Collected Works of previously unpublished documents as well as a particularly extensive historical introduction written by the editor. The material adds up to a fascinating sotry of the political dedication and social responsibility ofone of the major scientists of the twentieth century.
Part II documents Bohr's other social and political activities, such as his long-time presidency in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and his promotion of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Taking a broader approach than most of his other publications, these occasional writings, which are most often published versions of talks at public events, are particularly well suited to present Bohr to the general public, as a thinker as well as a person.
* Niels Bohr
* Open World
* Atomic Bomb Project
* Science and Politics
* Collected Works
* Archival Documents
* Original Photographs
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Earlier Volumes of the Niels Bohr Collected Works
Abbreviated Titles of Periodicals
Part I. An "Open World"
Part II. Other Political and Social Involvements
1. The Royal Danish Academy
2. Establishment of the Danish National Science Foundation
3. The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science
4. Scandinavian Scientists, the Institute and the University of Copenhagen
5. Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy
6. Contact with Mathematicians
7. On Football, Cancer, Israel and the Danish Resistance
Finn Aaserud was educated in physics at the University of Oslo and in the history of science at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He was Associate Historian at the AIP Center for History of Physics in New York before becoming Director of the Niels Bohr Archive in Copenhagen in 1989.