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University of Copenhagen

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Copenhagen, Denmark

Founding Date:
1479

Enrollment:
35,000

Official Website:
http://www.ku.dk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hans Christian Andersen
Author
2-Apr-1805 4-Aug-1875 Danish master of the fairy tale
Ove Arup
Engineer
16-Apr-1895 5-Feb-1988 Danish civil engineer
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Head of State
8-Sep-1947   Prime Minister of Iceland, 2004-06
Frederic K. Becker
Attorney
1935   Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
Steen Steensen Blicher
Author
11-Oct-1782 26-Mar-1848 Fragments from the Diary of a Parish Clerk
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Aage N. Bohr
Physicist
19-Jun-1922 8-Sep-2009 Determined shapes of nuclei
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
14-Dec-1546 24-Oct-1601 Copper-nosed Danish astronomer
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Johannes Fibiger
Scientist
23-Apr-1867 30-Jan-1928 Caused cancer in lab rats
Niels Ryberg Finsen
Doctor
15-Dec-1860 25-Sep-1904 Light therapy for lupus
Frederick IX
Royalty
11-Mar-1899 14-Jan-1972 King of Denmark, 1947-72
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
Andre Geim
Physicist
Oct-1958   Super-thin carbon physics
Karl Gjellerup
Author
2-Jun-1857 11-Oct-1919 The Pilgrim Kamanita
Christopher Hansteen
Astronomer
26-Sep-1784 15-Apr-1873 Studied terrestrial magnetism
Poul Hartling
Head of State
14-Aug-1914 30-Apr-2000 Prime Minister of Denmark, 1973-75
Johannes Carsten Hauch
Poet
12-May-1790 4-Mar-1872 Valdemar Seir
Jens Peter Jacobsen
Novelist
7-Apr-1847 30-Apr-1885 Niels Lyhne
Johannes V. Jensen
Author
20-Jan-1873 25-Nov-1950 The Long Journey
Niels K. Jerne
Scientist
23-Dec-1911 7-Oct-1994 Immune theory (anti-antibody)
Søren Kierkegaard
Philosopher
5-May-1813 11-Nov-1855 Father of existentialism
August Krogh
Scientist
15-Nov-1874 13-Sep-1949 Discovered how capillaries regulate oxygen
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Nella Larsen
Novelist
13-Apr-1891 30-Mar-1964 Quicksand
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Bjørn Lomborg
Scholar
6-Jan-1965   The Skeptical Environmentalist
Hans Christian Oersted
Physicist
14-Aug-1777 9-Mar-1851 Discovered electromagnetics
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Head of State
15-May-1964   Prime Minister of Denmark, 2009-11
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Head of State
15-Jun-1943   Prime Minister of Denmark, 1993-2001
Poul Schlüter
Head of State
3-Apr-1929   Prime Minister of Denmark, 1982-93
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Jens C. Skou
Scientist
8-Oct-1918   ATPase researcher
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Head of State
14-Dec-1966   Prime Minister of Denmark
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
John Archibald Wheeler
Physicist
9-Jul-1911 13-Apr-2008 The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aage N. Bohr
Physicist
19-Jun-1922 8-Sep-2009 Determined shapes of nuclei
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Johannes Fibiger
Scientist
23-Apr-1867 30-Jan-1928 Caused cancer in lab rats
Niels Ryberg Finsen
Doctor
15-Dec-1860 25-Sep-1904 Light therapy for lupus
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Otto Robert Frisch
Physicist
1-Oct-1904 22-Sep-1979 Described fission
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Hendrik Kramers
Physicist
17-Feb-1894 24-Apr-1952 Kramers dispersion theory
August Krogh
Scientist
15-Nov-1874 13-Sep-1949 Discovered how capillaries regulate oxygen
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Hans Christian Oersted
Physicist
14-Aug-1777 9-Mar-1851 Discovered electromagnetics
Bertil Ohlin
Economist
23-Apr-1899 3-Aug-1979 Hecksher-Ohlin model of free trade
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Hans Svane
Government
27-Mar-1606 26-Jul-1668 Danish statesman, absolutist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aage N. Bohr
Physicist
19-Jun-1922 8-Sep-2009 Determined shapes of nuclei
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars


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