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Physics Runs in the Family

It’s not uncommon for scientists to describe their closest collaborators as being like family, and for some it is not an exaggeration. 

Whether thanks to genetics or upbringing – or likely a potent combination of both – it turns out that pioneering physics research is often a family passion.

From the brilliant Bernoullis to the curious Curies, famous families of physics have contributed enormously to our understanding of nature.

One of these families had eight mathematicians, others earned multiple Nobel prizes between them – and one has a unique connection to Perimeter Institute.
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Watch a PI Public Lecture by Vilhelm Bohr, Niels’ grandson, about the family legacy
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