Famous Danish Physicists

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 1 Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr
Famous As: Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962
Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist Niels Bohr is remembered for his work on the atomic structure and quantum theory. He laid down the Bohr model of the atom and established the Niels Bohr Institute. The element Bohrium has been named after him. He was also part of the British nuclear project.

 2 Aage Bohr

Aage Niels Bohr
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 9, 2009

Nobel Prize-winning Danish nuclear physicist Aage Bohr is best remembered for his work related to the geometry of atomic nuclei. Son of Nobel laureate physicist Niels Bohr, Aage had started his career as an assistant to his father and working on the development of the atomic bomb.

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 3 Lene Hau

Lene Hau
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark

 4 Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 14, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing
Died: March 9, 1851

Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish chemist and physicist. He was the first person to discover that electric currents can be used to create magnetic fields. His discovery was the first relationship found between magnetism and electricity. Oersted, the unit of the auxiliary magnetic field H, is named in his honor.

 5 Ole Rømer

Ole Rømer
Famous As: Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher, Judge, Patent inventor
Birthdate: September 25, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aarhus
Died: September 19, 1710

 6 Ben Roy Mottelson

Ben Roy Mottelson
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 7 Rasmus Bartholin

Rasmus Bartholin
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 13, 1625
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
Died: November 4, 1698
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 8 Bengt Strömgren

Bengt Strömgren
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 21, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: July 4, 1987