Kristian Birkeland, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kristian Birkeland

Norwegian scientist

Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1867

Place of Birth: Christiania, Norway

Date of Death: 15-Jun-1917

Profession: scientist, professor, physicist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Kristian Birkeland

  • Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland (13 December 1867 – 15 June 1917) was a Norwegian scientist.
  • He is best remembered for his theories of atmospheric electric currents that 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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