Hans Christian Oersted
By Riley Rogers
Location: Born and worked in Rudkobing, Denmark
Job: Worked in his father's pharmacy, Went to college to be pharmacologist, but became physicist
Fun Facts: His younger brother became prime minister of Denmark, He was taught fluent german by a wigmaker
Experiments and Discoveries
Hans' discovery helped spark the interest of other physicists that would eventually find the specific tie between electricity and magnetism. They would also eventually be able to understand how electricity and magnetism impact each other. The discovery of electromagnetism paved the way for the eventual development of our modern technology-based society, and is the foundation of many other scientific concepts.