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Two Hundred Years of Electromagnetism
Organised By IOP History of Physics Group
Tags #History #Oersted #Electromagnetism #Bristol #IOPGroupEvents #History-of-Physics #SouthWest #HistoryOfPhysicsGroup
September 16, 2020
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In July 1820, Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) of the University of Copenhagen published a four-page text “Experiments on the effect of the electric conflict on the magnetic needle”
  Within months, André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) had extended Oersted’s work by experiment and mathematics
The early giants – Oersted, Ampère, and Faraday – generated sensations and disputes among a large cast of scientists, some of whom are memorialised in the in the names of units or laws but others of whom are better known today for their contributions to other fields of science, or else have fallen into undeserved obscurity
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Physics Department, University of Bristol
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