When the Nazis invaded Denmark in 1940, Niels Bohr was in possession of two of the Nobel Prize’s gold medals for Physics that had previously been sent to him for safe-keeping. Here’s what he did to hide them — and how the Nobel prizes were brought back again.
It was the heady days of the early 1900s, and radiation was all the rage. Researchers had just found a kind of radiation called "beta decay," and they discovered that it did something that seemed to smash one of the basic tenets of physics. Here's how the lowly neutrino saved the entire field.
Ever heard the one about the barometer? It's a famous physics urban legend that has been attributed to everyone from a cheeky student at MIT to Niels Bohr himself. It's about creativity, problem solving ability, and good, old-fashioned sass. You decide whether it actually really happened!