Kristian Birkeland

Physicist, Academic

1867 – 1917

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Who was Kristian Birkeland?

Kristian Olaf Birkeland was a Norwegian scientist. He is best remembered as the person who first elucidated the nature of the Aurora borealis. In order to fund his research on the aurorae, he invented the electromagnetic cannon and the Birkeland-Eyde process of fixing nitrogen from the air. Birkeland was nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times.

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Born
Dec 13, 1867
Oslo
Also known as
  • Kristian Olaf Birkeland
  • Birkeland, Kristian Olaf Bernhard
  • Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Norwegians
Nationality
  • Norway
Profession
Education
  • University of Oslo
    Theoretical physics
    ( - 1890)
Lived in
  • Norway
Died
Jun 15, 1917
Tokyo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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