Famous Physicists from Denmark

Updated June 14, 2019 7.8k views 16 items

List of notable or famous physicists from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Denmark and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Denmark is included when available.

List features Niels Henrik David Bohr, Aage Bohr and more.

This historic physicists from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from Denmark?" These prominent physicists of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish physicists.

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Henrik Dam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicists from Denmark
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Carl Peter Henrik Dam (21 February 1895 – 17 April 1976) was a Danish biochemist and physiologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for joint work with Edward Doisy in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology. Dam's key experiment involved feeding a cholesterol-free diet to chickens. He initially replicated experiments reported by scientists at the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC). McFarlane, Graham and Richardson, working on the chick feed program at OAC, had used chloroform to remove all fat from chick chow. They noticed that chicks fed only fat-depleted chow developed hemorrhages and started bleeding from tag sites. Dam found that these defects could not ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1895-1976)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Henrik Svensmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicists from Denmark
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Henrik Svensmark

Henrik Svensmark (born 1958) is a physicist and professor in the Division of Solar System Physics at the Danish National Space Institute (DTU Space) in Copenhagen. He is known for his theory on the effects of cosmic rays on cloud formation as an indirect cause of global warming. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Holger Bech Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicists from Denmark
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Holger Bech Nielsen

Holger Bech Nielsen (born 25 August 1941, in Copenhagen) is a Danish theoretical physicist, Professor emeritus at the Niels Bohr Institute, at the University of Copenhagen, where he started studying physics in 1961. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Jens Martin Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicists from Denmark
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Jens Martin Knudsen (October 12, 1930 – February 17, 2005) was a Danish astrophysicist. During his scientific career Knudsen authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles, and was a longtime advisor to NASA. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1930-2005)

Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark