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Physics in Perspective

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 230–248 | Cite as

The Physical Tourist¶Historical Sites of Physical Science in Copenhagen

  • Felicity Pors
  • Finn Aaserud

Abstract.

We provide a physical tour of Copenhagen focusing particularly on the sites associated with five great Danish scientists: Tycho Brahe (1546–1601), Niels Steensen (1638–1686), Ole Rømer (1644–1710), Hans Christian Ørsted (1777–1851), and Niels Bohr (1885–1962). We also point out the cemetery where prominent scientists are buried, and we note the location of the Carlsberg Honorary Residence.

Key words. Tycho Brahe, Niels Steensen, Ole Rømer, Hans Christian Ørsted, Niels Bohr, Assistens Kirkegård, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Observatory, Niels Bohr Institute, Royal Danish Academy, Round Tower, Ørstedparken, Rosenborg Castle, Geological Museum, Museum of Medical History, Carlsberg Foundation, Carlsberg Honorary Residence, Carlsberg Museum, Carlsberg Glyptotek. 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Felicity Pors
    • 1
  • Finn Aaserud
    • 1
  1. 1.Niels Bohr Archive, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, e-mail: nba@nbi.dkDK

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