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Hans Orsted, 1777 - 1851, Danmark, Danmark


Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, an important aspect of electromagnetism. He belonged to the Danish Golden Age. His brother served as the prime minister of Danmark between 1853-54. Ørsted was the first modern thinker to explicitly describe and name the thought experiment, which is the technique Albert Einstein employed. He is the first to produce pure aluminum.
Hans, Christian, Orsted
Alternative Name: Hans Oersted
People type: science
Achievement: Discovered that electric current creates magnetism
Named thought experiment
1777-08-14
1851-03-09
German Confederation| | | Anders Orsted
Discovered a wire creates electric field| 1820-4-21
Weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Ørsted
Miscellaneous notes: Thought experiment, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_experiment
Related to person: Anders Orsted
Related to person: Hans Christian Andersen
Related to person: Andre-Marie Ampere
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