Ørsted and 200-years of Eletromagnetism

Zwisler, L. (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies and organisations


In 1820, the Dane Hans Christian Ørsted found that an electric current could move a magnetic needle. In this talk, I will explain why Ørsted most likely was unsurprised by this effect. I will also discuss, that the person Ørsted was not the only important actor in these developments. Many actors, both human and non-human, played a part.
Period23 Nov 2020
Event titleJournée Ampère 2020 : null
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Ørsted
  • Electromagnetism