Hans Christian Ørsted
#1196 Overall Influence

Hans Christian Ørsted

Danish physicist and chemist

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Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism. Oersted’s law and the oersted are named after him.

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University of Copenhagen

Public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark

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#126 World Rank
Engineering
#167 World Rank
Chemistry
#217 World Rank
Physics