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Read portraits and articles on important Danish researchers and their work into the research world and some of the products we surround ourselves with in daily life.

24 April 2014

Read about Niels Bohr and his familyNiels Bohr's career
Niels Bohr was the son of Christian Bohr, professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen, and Ellen Bohr, n. Adler.

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21 April 2014

History of the Niels Bohr InstituteHistory of the institute
Soon after being appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen in 1916, Bohr began lobbying for an institute devoted to physics.

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29 May 2010

Tycho Brahe - the founder of modern observing astronomyTycho Brahe - the founder of modern observing astronomy
Tycho Ottesen Brahe was a great Danish astronomer, considered the founder of modern observing astronomy.

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27 May 2010

Ole Rømer
Ole Rømer (1644-1710) was a Danish astronomer, that is internationally famous for is his discovery of the finite speed of light.

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10 May 2010

H.C. Oersted - a genius from the province
Although there were no schools in Rudkøbing when Oersted was born, his father made sure that he got an education anyway.

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07 May 2010

Bengt Strömgrens life among the starsBengt Strömgrens life among the stars
Bengt Strömgren was born in Göteborg 1908 to the astronomer Svante Elis Strömgren and Hedvig Strömgren, a dentist.

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05 May 2010

Inge Lehmann - kvinden der opdagede Jordens kerne 
Inge Lehmann ræsonnerede sig i 1936 frem til, at Jorden må have en fast indre kerne, men i Danmark er hun stadig ukendt.

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04 May 2010

Willi Dansgaard
Willi Dansgaard was the first to realise that ice cores drilled from the ice sheet could contain information about past climate.

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04 May 2010

Jens Martin Knudsen
Jens Martin started the Mars research in the 1990s through participation in the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions.

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03 May 2010

Surveying the skySurveying the sky
An astrometric experiment in 1925 was the beginning of a development which astronomer Erik Høg took part in.

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02 May 2010

Nobel Laureates associated with the Niels Bohr InstituteNobel Laureates associated with the Niels Bohr Institute
There is a long series of Nobel Laureates who have been associated with the Niels Bohr Institute.

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10 April 2010

Science in Art
In the history of art, one can find numerous artists who have interpreted scientific perspectives and inventions.

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05 April 2010

Historical Sites of Physical Science in CopenhagenHistorical Sites of Physical Science in Copenhagen
The Physical Tourist, A Science Guide for the Traveler edited by John S. Rigden and Roger H. Stuewer.

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01 April 2010

Physics SpinoffsPhysics Spinoffs
Things surround ourselves with in our everyday life is often by-products derived from physics research.

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