I had a dream that Niels Bohr was engaged to his childhood sweetheart for many years, but they hadn’t gotten married. Part of the reason was that he was troubled by a recurring dream he had. In the dream, he was brought to a mysterious game show, where he was asked to decode a very elaborate puzzle, and if he succeeded, he would win the heart of this beautiful woman (not his fiance).

After many years of having this recurring dream, one day, he solved the puzzle in his dream! It turned out that the answer was the structure of the atom! When he woke up, he wrote it down and then published it. He became famous and it propelled his career. He got a new job at a new university, and there he met a beautiful woman and they fell in love and he dumped his fiance.

Was this the reward he was promised in his dream?