Ten fun facts about Hans Christian Oersted
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Oersted helped shape post-Kantian philosophy.
He founded organizations that are now known as the Danish Meteorological Institute.
The (CGS) centimeter-gram-second is named and part of his contribution to electromagnetism.
He has two medals named after him; one for teaching in physics and America, the Oersteed Medal, and one for Danish scientists, the H. C. Űrsted Medal.Fact 5
Oersted also founded, translated the College of Advanced Technology in 1829. It is now called the Technical University of Denmark.Fact 6
He is buried in the Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen.Fact 7
His work influenced the finding of the mathematical formula representing magnetic forces.Fact 8
He and his brother were both self-taught and did not enter schools until 1793 to take entrance exams. They passed into the University of Copenhagen.Fact 9
In 1801 after receiving a scholarship, he was able to travel across Europe.Fact 10
He received the Copley Medal from the Royal Society of London. Go to more people facts ❯
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