Hans Christian OerstedHans Christian Oersted
August 14, 1777-March 9, 1851August 14, 1777-March 9, 1851
ElectromagnetismElectromagnetism
 Hans Christian Oersted was extremelyHans Christian Oersted was extremely
interested in ...
FamilyFamily
 Hans Christian Oersted married Inger BirgitteHans Christian Oersted married Inger Birgitte
Ballum and had e...
What did he do?What did he do?
 Hans earned his doctorate in 1799.Hans earned his doctorate in 1799.
 He was awarded hon...
What his idea was!What his idea was!
 During a demonstration he was giving heDuring a demonstration he was giving he
real...
What did he say?What did he say?
 His explanation for his discovery is that, “It appears,His explanation for his discover...
Science LifeScience Life
 In 1825, Oersted made a significantIn 1825, Oersted made a significant
contribution to chemistr...
AwardsAwards
 Not only did Hans Christian OerstedNot only did Hans Christian Oersted
receive honors on his papers, but he...
ReferencesReferences
Reference 1: Magnet LabReference 1: Magnet Lab
http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pionhttp...
ReferencesReferences
Reference 1: Magnet LabReference 1: Magnet Lab
http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pionhttp...
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  1. 1. Hans Christian OerstedHans Christian Oersted August 14, 1777-March 9, 1851August 14, 1777-March 9, 1851
  2. 2. ElectromagnetismElectromagnetism  Hans Christian Oersted was extremelyHans Christian Oersted was extremely interested in the idea of electromagnetism.interested in the idea of electromagnetism. He studied electromagnetism and kickedHe studied electromagnetism and kicked off his favorite topic off at the University ofoff his favorite topic off at the University of Copenhagen.Copenhagen.  He traveled the world to spread hisHe traveled the world to spread his interest about electromagnetism.interest about electromagnetism.
  3. 3. FamilyFamily  Hans Christian Oersted married Inger BirgitteHans Christian Oersted married Inger Birgitte Ballum and had eight childrenBallum and had eight children  His family and him were Danish, he was born inHis family and him were Danish, he was born in Rudkobing, on the Danish island of LangelandRudkobing, on the Danish island of Langeland  His father was a pharmacist by the name ofHis father was a pharmacist by the name of Soren Christian Oersted. This is where HansSoren Christian Oersted. This is where Hans gained a lot of his childhood information.gained a lot of his childhood information.
  4. 4. What did he do?What did he do?  Hans earned his doctorate in 1799.Hans earned his doctorate in 1799.  He was awarded honors for his papers onHe was awarded honors for his papers on aesthetics and physics.aesthetics and physics.  He became a professor at the UniversityHe became a professor at the University of Copenhagen in 1806 and continued hisof Copenhagen in 1806 and continued his research with electric currents andresearch with electric currents and acoustics.acoustics.
  5. 5. What his idea was!What his idea was!  During a demonstration he was giving heDuring a demonstration he was giving he realized the need he was using wouldrealized the need he was using would become very robotic when he turned onbecome very robotic when he turned on the electric current. This excited him andthe electric current. This excited him and began his studies in electromagnetism.began his studies in electromagnetism.
  6. 6. What did he say?What did he say?  His explanation for his discovery is that, “It appears,His explanation for his discovery is that, “It appears, according to the reported facts, that the electric conflict isaccording to the reported facts, that the electric conflict is not restricted to the conducting wire, but that it has anot restricted to the conducting wire, but that it has a rather extended sphere of activity around it .. the naturerather extended sphere of activity around it .. the nature of the circular action is such that movements that itof the circular action is such that movements that it produces take place in directions precisely contrary toproduces take place in directions precisely contrary to the two extremities of a given diameter. Furthermore, itthe two extremities of a given diameter. Furthermore, it seems that the circular movement, combined with theseems that the circular movement, combined with the progressive movement in the direction of the length ofprogressive movement in the direction of the length of the conjunctive wire, should form a mode of action whichthe conjunctive wire, should form a mode of action which is exerted as a helix around this wire as an axis.” Havingis exerted as a helix around this wire as an axis.” Having realized this he continued to research electromagnetism.realized this he continued to research electromagnetism.
  7. 7. Science LifeScience Life  In 1825, Oersted made a significantIn 1825, Oersted made a significant contribution to chemistry by producingcontribution to chemistry by producing aluminum for the first time. While analuminum for the first time. While an aluminum-iron alloy had previously beenaluminum-iron alloy had previously been developed by British scientist and inventordeveloped by British scientist and inventor Humphry Davy, Oersted was the first toHumphry Davy, Oersted was the first to isolate the element via a reduction ofisolate the element via a reduction of aluminum chloride.aluminum chloride.
  8. 8. AwardsAwards  Not only did Hans Christian OerstedNot only did Hans Christian Oersted receive honors on his papers, but he alsoreceive honors on his papers, but he also received the Royal Society of London'sreceived the Royal Society of London's Copley medal for his studies and theCopley medal for his studies and the French Academy awarded him a prize ofFrench Academy awarded him a prize of 3000 gold francs.3000 gold francs.
  9. 9. ReferencesReferences Reference 1: Magnet LabReference 1: Magnet Lab http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pionhttp://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pion eers/oersted.htmleers/oersted.html Reference 2: Suite 101Reference 2: Suite 101 http://www.suite101.com/content/hans-christian-oershttp://www.suite101.com/content/hans-christian-oers ID: 95009679ID: 95009679
  10. 10. ReferencesReferences Reference 1: Magnet LabReference 1: Magnet Lab http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pionhttp://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/pion eers/oersted.htmleers/oersted.html Reference 2: Suite 101Reference 2: Suite 101 http://www.suite101.com/content/hans-christian-oershttp://www.suite101.com/content/hans-christian-oers ID: 95009679ID: 95009679

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