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Historical Sites of Physical Science in Copenhagen
 

The Physical Tourist, A Science Guide for the Traveler edited by John S. Rigden and Roger H. Stuewer. Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, Switzerland.

21 August 2009

Bredgade 62Bredgade 62 - Residence of Christian Bohr
Our physical tour of Copenhagen starts at Bredgade 62, the building of the former Kirurgisk Akademi (Academy of Surgery), which was...

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21 August 2009

Niels Bohr was born here on October 7, 1885Ved Stranden 14 - Niels Bohr was born here
Niels Bohr was born here on October 7, 1885, when it was still the home of the Adler family, his maternal grandparents...

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21 August 2009

The Royal Danish Academy, Dantes PladsDantes Plads - The Royal Danish Academy
From its foundation in 1742, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters has played an important role in Danish science...

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21 August 2009

Klareboderne / KøbmagergadeKlareboderne / Købmagergade
On the street Klareboderne, close to its intersection with Købmager-gade, there is a plaque on the wall that commemorates the...

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21 August 2009

The Round Tower, Købmagergade 52AKøbmagergade 52A - The Round Tower
To the right of the entrance to the Round Tower there is a bust of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) by S. Wagner (1932). Brahe was born in...

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21 August 2009

Store Kannikestræde 16Store Kannikestræde 16
Danish astronomer Ole Rømer (1644-1710) studied at the University of Copenhagen. He assisted Erasmus Bartholin (1625-1698), who is...

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21 August 2009

Vor Frue Kirke, Vor Frue PladsVor Frue Kirke, Vor Frue Plads
Ole Rømer was given a state funeral and was buried in Vor Frue Kirke (the Cathedral of Our Lady). This church and neighboring houses...

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21 August 2009

Hans Christian Ørsted - Studiestræde 6Studiestræde 6 - Hans Christian Ørsted
Ørsted discovered aluminum in 1825 in the Chemistry Laboratory of the University situated in the courtyard here. His other investigations...

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20 August 2009

Ørstedparken, Nørre Voldgade - The statue of Hans Christian ØrstedØrstedparken - The statue of Hans Christian Ørsted
This park is named after the two Ørsted brothers, Hans Christian (1777-1851) and Anders Sandøe (1778-1860), politician and lawyer...

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19 August 2009

Rosenborg Castle, Øster Voldgade 4ARosenborg Castle, Øster Voldgade 4A
Now a museum, this castle houses the Danish Royal Collections. In its basement, which also contains the Green Cabinet and the...

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18 August 2009

Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7 Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7
The present Geological Museum was opened in 1893 and was called the Mineralogical Museum, an institution that can be traced back to...

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10 August 2009

Observatory on Østervold - Øster Voldgade 3 Observatory on Østervold - Øster Voldgade 3
The University of Copenhagen Observatory on Østervold was erected in the years 1859-1861 on one of the bastions of the old city to...

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09 August 2009

Polyteknisk Læreanstalt, Sølvtorvet, Sølvgade 83Polyteknisk Læreanstalt, Sølvtorvet, Sølvgade 83
These buildings date to 1890, with the physics wing on the left and the chemistry wing on the right. In the courtyard there is a statue...

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08 August 2009

The Niels Bohr Institute at Blegdamsvej 17 The Niels Bohr Institute at Blegdamsvej 17
The Niels Bohr Institute at Blegdamsvej 17 was established for Niels Bohr and inaugurated in 1921 as the Institute for Theoretical Physics...

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07 August 2009

Assistens Kirkegård, Kapelvej 2 - The Bohr family graveAssistens Kirkegård, Kapelvej 2 - The Bohr family grave
The first area of this cemetery was established in 1760 as an overflow cemetery for the churches of the old city of Copenhagen...

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06 August 2009

The Carlsberg Honorary Residence, Gamle Carlsbergvej, ValbyGamle Carlsbergvej - The Carlsberg Honorary Residence
The Carlsberg Brewery was established by Jacob Christian Jacobsen (1811-1887) in Valby, just outside Copenhagen...

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05 August 2009

Museums beyond the Center of Copenhagen of Related InterestAppendix. Museums of Related Interest
Museums beyond the Center of Copenhagen of Related Interest: The Ole Rømer Museum, The Tycho Brahe Museum, Denmark's...

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