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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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Aage Niels Bohr was a Danish nuclear physicist and Nobel laureate, and the son of the famous physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1922-2009)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Ben Roy Mottelson is an American-born Danish nuclear physicist. He won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the non-spherical geometry of atomic nuclei. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Hans Christian Ørsted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Denmark
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Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, an important aspect of electromagnetism. He is still known today for Oersted's Law. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late 19th century. In 1824, Ørsted founded Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse, 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. A leader of the so-called Danish ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 74 (1777-1851)

Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark

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Hans Henrik Andersen

Hans Henrik Andersen was a Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. He was the founder and subsequently co-editor of the scientific journal "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B". He has made important contributions to various fields of atomic physics and solid state physics, especially in the field of the stopping power of matter for fast charged particles. The accuracy of his measurements is unsurpassed even today. They were done by measuring the amount of heat deposited in a foil at the temperature of liquid helium. Together with his collaborators, he succeeded in showing in 1969 that the stopping power for fast alpha particles is more than ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Denmark