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Copenhagen in Københavns Kommune, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark
 

Hans Christian Ørsted

 
 
Hans Christian Ørsted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Hans Christian Ørsted Marker
Inscription.  
I et hus på dette sted
opdagede fisikeren
Hans Christian Ørsted
elektromagnetismen
i året 1820

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(English translation:)

In a house on this site the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism in the year 1820.
 
Location. 55° 40.823′ N, 12° 34.264′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is at the intersection of Nørregade and Krystalgade, on the right when traveling south on Nørregade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Nørregade 21, Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1165, Denmark.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Museumshuset / Museum Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hovedbygningen / Main Building (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Universitetsbiblioteket / University Library (about 150 meters away); Ludvig Holberg (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Hans Christian Ørsted Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here just to the left of the building entrance.
(about 150 meters away); Inge Lehmann (about 150 meters away); In Memory of Dan Uzan (about 180 meters away); Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
Also see . . .  Hans Christian Ørsted (Wikipedia). "Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism. He is still known today for Oersted's Law, and the oersted (Oe), the cgs unit of magnetic H-field strength, is named after him. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late 19th century....In 1824, Ørsted founded Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse (SNU), a society to disseminate knowledge of the natural sciences. He was also the founder of predecessor organizations which eventually became the Danish Meteorological Institute and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. Ørsted was the first modern thinker to explicitly describe and name the thought experiment." (Submitted on October 5, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. mindeplade
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on October 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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