HC Ørsted


Throughout his life H.C. Oersted searched after the larger contexts, both between the various forces of nature, and between science, philosophy and art. This search led him in 1820 to his discovery of "electromagnetism", which is the relationship between the electric and magnetic force.

H.C. Oersted - a genius from the province

28 May 2010

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

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Inspiration from Europe - plans in Copenhagen

28 May 2010

Inspiration fra Europa - planer i KøbenhavnIn 1801 H.C. Ørsted left on a three year long educational tour to the scientific headquarters of Europe, including Berlin and Paris.

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Electromagnetism - The unique discovery

28 May 2010

Electromagnetism - The unique discoveryAt the start of the 19th century electricity was a mysterious force which could produce sparks and small shocks and cause a wire to...

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Physics, philosophy and art - it all fits together

28 May 2010

It all fits togetherH.C. Oersted was very interested in poetry and philosophy, and to him, science was closely connected with both philosophy and art.

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Art, Culture and Science does not exclude religion

28 May 2010

Art, Culture and Science does not exclude religion

Already as students the two Oersted brothers became friends with the poet and author Adam Oehlenschläger.

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