Happy Birthday H.C. Ørsted (a day late...)
I wanted to post this yesterday, but after returning from BiRC's retreat to Mols Bjerge I was really too tired to blog...
Anyway, yesterday was H.C. Ørsted's birthday, as was also celebrated by Google's doodle. H.C. Ørsted (1777-1851) is one of the greatest Danish scientists, and the discoverer of elctromagnetism (back in 1820) and the term "gedankenexperiment".
He is celebrated in Denmark by having several roads named after him.
As Danish scientists goes, Niels Bohr is probably better known, and he is celebrated by being on our 500DKK notes, but these days it is Ørsted you should be celebrating.