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About the conference

In the 1940s and 1950s the physicist Niels Bohr dedicated his work increasingly to the idea of an open world as a necessary response to the new challenge confronting the world: nuclear weapons. In 2013, as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bohr’s seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen will organize an ambitious international conference, responding to the political challenges posed by contemporary science and technology with inspiration from Bohr’s ideas on an open world. The solution today is hardly identical to the one proposed by Bohr (with limited success), but the challenges of today are of a magnitude that require Bohrian thought.