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BES, Daniel R. Niels Bohr y la bomba atómica. Revista SAAP [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.1, pp. 191-202. ISSN 1853-1970.
The aim of this work is to temporarily correlate the scientific discoveries that allowed the construction of the atomic bomb, with the political events and technological implementations that took place at the relevant countries. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr -who had been the senior leader in the construction of quantum mechanics- was the first to realize that nuclear arms were qualitatively different from any other weapon used so far, and that the construction of a stable postwar peace required an opening on the nuclear subject between the allied countries, including the USSR. In spite of Bohr's high level contacts within the USA and Great Britain governments, Bohr's ideas took over gradually, only after his death.
Palabras clave : Scientific discoveries; Atomic bomb; Bohr; World War II; International treaties.