– Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

21 August 2009

The Royal Danish Academy, Dantes Plads  ca. 1900. Courtesy of the Niels Bohr Archive.

Dantes 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.

Hans Christian Ørsted was Secretary from 1815 to 1851. The Academy moved into its present quarters in 1899, after the Carlsberg Foundation in 1893 offered to pay for new shared premises for the Foundation and the Academy in central Copenhagen.

Niels Bohr was President from 1939 until his death in 1962. The Academy building's closest neighbor across the street is the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, the magnificent museum constructed to house the brewer Carl Jacobsen's considerable art collection. While the museum at Dantes Plads 7 is open to the public, the Academy and the Carlsberg Foundation can be seen only upon special appointment with the Carlsberg Foundation.

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