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

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Anders Hejlsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Anders Hejlsberg age 57 Anders Hejlsberg is a prominent Danish software engineer who co-designed several popular and commercially successful programming languages and development tools. He was the original author of ...more

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August Krogh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
August Krogh Died at 75 (1874-1949) Schack August Steenberg Krogh ForMemRS was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916-1945. He contributed a number of fundamental ...more

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Bernhard Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Bernhard Bang Died at 84 (1848-1932) Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang, was a Danish veterinarian. He discovered Brucella abortus in 1897, which came to be known as Bang's bacillus. Bang's bacillus was the cause of the contagious ...more

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Bjarne Stroustrup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Bjarne Stroustrup age 67 Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the creation and development of the widely used C++ programming language. He is a Distinguished Research Professor and holds ...more

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Bjørn Lomborg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Bjørn Lomborg age 53 Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. He became internationally known for his ...more

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Carl Hansen Ostenfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Carl Hansen Ostenfeld Died at 58 (1873-1931) Carl Emil Hansen Ostenfeld was a Danish systematic botanist. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen under professor Eugenius Warming. He was a keeper at the Botanical Museum 1900-1918, ...more

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Carsten Olsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Carsten Olsen Died at 83 (1891-1974) Carsten Erik Olsen was a Danish plant ecologist and plant physiologist, who pioneered the study of plant nutrition in soils of different pH. He was born in Copenhagen and began studies of botany ...more

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Caspar Bartholin the Elder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Caspar Bartholin the Elder Died at 44 (1585-1629) Caspar Bartholin the Elder was born at Malmø, Denmark and was a polymath, finally accepting a professorship in medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1613. He later taught ...more

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Christian Bohr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Christian Bohr Died at 56 (1855-1911) Christian Harald Lauritz Peter Emil Bohr was a Danish physician, father of the physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr, as well as the mathematician and football player Harald Bohr and ...more

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Danny Lange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Danny Lange age 56 Dr. Danny B. Lange is General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning Platforms. Prior to Amazon, Danny was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on ...more

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David Heinemeier Hansson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
David Heinemeier Hansson age 38 David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software ...more

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Dines Bjørner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dines Bjørner age 80 Professor Dines Bjørner is a Danish computer scientist. He specializes in research into domain engineering, requirements engineering and formal methods. He worked with Cliff Jones and ...more

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Dorte Juul Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Dorte Juul Jensen Dorte Juul Jensen is a senior scientist and head of the Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions and Materials Research Division, Risø DTU National Laboratory ...more

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Edgar Rubin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Edgar Rubin Died at 65 (1886-1951) Edgar John Rubin was a Danish psychologist/phenomenologist, remembered for his work on figure-ground perception as seen in such optical illusions like the Rubin vase. Born of Jewish parents, ...more

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Eigil Friis-Christensen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Eigil Friis-Christensen Eigil Friis-Christensen is a Danish geophysicist specializing in space physics, and Director of the Danish National Space Center.

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Emil Christian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Emil Christian Hansen Died at 67 (1842-1909) Emil Christian Hansen was a Danish mycologist and fermentation physiologist. Born in Ribe, he financed his education by writing novels. He was awarded a gold medal in 1876 for an essay on fungi, ...more

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Emil Rostrup is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Emil Rostrup Died at 76 (1831-1907) Frederik Georg Emil Rostrup was a Danish botanist, mycologist and plant pathologist. From 1858, Emil Rostrup was a teacher at the paedagogical college Skårup Seminarium in then new subject ...more

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Eugenius Warming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Eugenius Warming Died at 83 (1841-1924) Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, known as Eugen Warming, was a Danish botanist and a main founding figure of the scientific discipline of ecology. Warming wrote the first textbook on plant ...more

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Frederik Børgesen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Frederik Børgesen Died at 90 (1866-1956) Fredrik Christian Emil Børgesen was a Danish botanist and phycologist. He graduated in botany from the University of Copenhagen and was subsequently employed as an assistant at the ...more

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Hans Christian Gram is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Christian Gram Died at 85 (1853-1938) Hans Christian Joachim Gram was a Danish bacteriologist noted for his development of the Gram stain.

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Hans Jacob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Jacob Hansen Died at 81 (1855-1936) Hans Jacob Hansen was a Danish zoologist. He was born in Bellinge and died in Gentofte.

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Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thoms... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen Died at 83 (1826-1909) Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen was a Danish chemist noted in thermochemistry for the Thomsen-Berthelot principle.

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Hans Ussing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Hans Ussing Died at 89 (1911-2000) Hans Henriksen Ussing was a Danish scientist, best known for having invented the Ussing chamber. In the early 1950s Ussing was the first to describe the mechanism by which ions are actively ...more

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Harald T. Friis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Harald T. Friis Died at 83 (1893-1976) Harald Trap Friis, who published as H. T. Friis, was a noted Danish-American radio engineer whose work at Bell Laboratories included pioneering contributions to radio propagation, radio ...more

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Helmuth Nyborg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Helmuth Nyborg age 81 Helmuth Sørensen Nyborg is a former professor of developmental psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark and Olympic canoeist. His main research topic is the connection between hormones ...more

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Henrik Wann Jensen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Henrik Wann Jensen age 48 Henrik Wann Jensen is a Danish computer graphics researcher. He is best known for developing the photon mapping technique as the subject of his PhD thesis, but has also done important research ...more

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Inge Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Inge Lehmann Died at 105 (1888-1993) Inge Lehmann ForMemRS, was a Danish seismologist who discovered the Earth's inner core. In 1936 she postulated from existing seismic data that the Earth's core is not a single molten sphere, but ...more

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Ivan Bjerre Damgård is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Ivan Bjerre Damgård age 62 Ivan Bjerre Damgård is a Danish cryptographer and currently a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. In 1983, he obtained a Master's degree in ...more

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Jakob Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Jakob Nielsen age 60 Jakob Nielsen is a web usability consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in human–computer interaction from the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen.

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Jan Mohr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Jan Mohr Died at 88 (1921-2009) Jan Gunnar Faye Mohr, was a Norwegian-Danish physician and geneticist, known for his discovery of the first cases of autosomal genetic linkage in man, between the Lutheran blood groups and the ...more

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Johannes Fibiger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Johannes Fibiger Died at 61 (1867-1928) Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger was a Danish scientist, physician, and professor of pathological anatomy who won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Fibiger had claimed to find an ...more

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Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang Died at 63 (1896-1959) Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang was a Danish protein scientist, who was the director of the Carlsberg Laboratory from 1939 until his death. His most notable scientific contributions were the ...more

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Klaus Bechgaard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Klaus Bechgaard age 73 Klaus Bechsgaard is a Danish scientist and chemist, noted for being one of the first scientists in the world to synthesize a number of organic charge transfer complexes and demonstrate their ...more

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Lars Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Lars Knudsen age 56 Lars Ramkilde Knudsen is a Danish researcher in cryptography, particularly interested in the design and analysis of block ciphers, hash functions and message authentication codes.

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Lasse Hessel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Lasse Hessel age 78 Lasse Hessel also known as "the family doctor", is a Danish inventor, author and MD noted for such inventions as the Femidom and the Femi-X pill, and an internationally acknowledged ...more

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Lauritz Kolderup Rosenvinge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Lauritz Kolderup Rosenvinge Died at 81 (1858-1939) Janus Lauritz Andreas Kolderup Rosenvinge was a Danish botanist and phycologist. He received his Ph.D. in 1888 from the University of Copenhagen. He was docent of botany at the polytechnic from ...more

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Niels A. Lassen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Niels A. Lassen Died at 71 (1926-1997) Niels Alexander Lassen was a Danish medical doctor and pioneer of neuroimaging. He was born and died in Copenhagen. His father, H.C.A. Lassen, was professor at the University of Copenhagen, and ...more

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Niels Henrik David Bohr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Niels Henrik David Bohr Died at 77 (1885-1962) Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. ...more

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Olaf Hagerup is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Olaf Hagerup Died at 72 (1889-1961) Olaf Hagerup was a Danish botanist. He studied botany at the University of Copenhagen from 1911 under the professors Eugenius Warming, Christen C. Raunkiær, L. Kolderup Rosenvinge og W. ...more

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Ole Borch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Ole Borch Died at 64 (1626-1690) Ole Borch was a Danish scientist, physician, grammarian, and poet, most famous today for being the teacher at the Vor Frue Skole in Copenhagen of Nicholas Steno. Borch had studied medicine at ...more

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Ole Worm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Ole Worm Died at 67 (1588-1655) Ole Worm, who often went by the Latinized form of his name Olaus Wormius, was a Danish physician and antiquary.

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Per Brinch Hansen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Per Brinch Hansen Died at 69 (1938-2007) Per Brinch Hansen was a Danish-American computer scientist known for concurrent programming theory.

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Peter Naur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Peter Naur age 89 Peter Naur is a Danish pioneer in computer science and Turing award winner. His last name is the N in the BNF notation, used in the description of the syntax for most programming languages. He ...more

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Piet Hein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Piet Hein Died at 91 (1905-1996) Piet Hein was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet, often writing under the Old Norse pseudonym "Kumbel" meaning "tombstone". His short ...more

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Rasmus Bartholin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Rasmus Bartholin Died at 73 (1625-1698) Rasmus Bartholin was a Danish scientist and physician. As part of his studies, he travelled in Europe for ten years. Professor at the University of Copenhagen, first in Geometry, later in ...more

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Rasmus Lerdorf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Rasmus Lerdorf age 49 Rasmus Lerdorf is a Greenlandic programmer with Canadian citizenship. He created the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participated in the development ...more

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Rasmus Malling-Hansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Rasmus Malling-Hansen Died at 55 (1835-1890) Rasmus Malling-Hansen was a Danish inventor, minister and principal at the Royal Institute for the Deaf, and one of the true pioneers of the 19th century. He possessed a great urge to bring ...more

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Sophia Brahe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Sophia Brahe Died at 87 (1556-1643) Sophie Brahe, also known as Sophia Thott, was a Danish horticulturalist and student of astronomy, chemistry, and medicine, best known for assisting her brother Tycho Brahe with his astronomical ...more

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Steen Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Steen Rasmussen age 63 Steen Rasmussen is a Danish physicist mainly working in the areas of artificial life and complex systems. He is currently a professor in physics and a center director at University of Southern ...more

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Steen Willadsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Scientists from Denmark
Steen Willadsen age 75 Steen Malte Willadsen is a scientist credited with being the first to clone a mammal using nuclear transfer. Willadsen graduated from the Royal Veterinary College of Copenhagen, and received a ...more