Kristian Olaf Bernhard Birkeland (13 December 1867 – 15 June 1917) 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

TIL Kristian Birkeland invented the electromagnetic cannon and the Birkeland-Eyde process (to extract nitrogen from the air for fertilizer) all to fund his true passion, researching the northern lights.

I 2014 ble verdensarvsøknaden overlevert til UNESCO. Rjukan og Notodden kan med sin industrihistorie komme på den prestisjefylte verdensarvlisten. Norsk Hydros anlegg for kunstgjødselproduksjon på Notodden og Rjukan i begynnelsen av 1900-tallet var norsk industri i verdensklasse. Basert på en norsk oppfinnelse, på norsk vannkraft og utenlandsk kapital. Norsk Hydros etablering på Notodden og Rjukan …

I 2014 ble verdensarvsøknaden overlevert til UNESCO. Rjukan og Notodden kan med sin industrihistorie komme på den prestisjefylte verdensarvlisten. Norsk Hydros anlegg for kunstgjødselproduksjon på Notodden og Rjukan i begynnelsen av 1900-tallet var norsk industri i verdensklasse. Basert på en norsk oppfinnelse, på norsk vannkraft og utenlandsk kapital. Norsk Hydros etablering på Notodden og Rjukan …

KRISTIAN BIRKELAND

Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland is known as the person responsible for explaining the natural phenomenon Aurora Borealis in great detail.

Kristian Birkeland with his Terella experiment. The metal sphere was his model Earth, while the vacuum glass container was space. When Birkeland sent particles toward the sphere, the Polar Regions glowed. Credit: University of Oslo.

Kristian Birkeland with his Terella experiment. The metal sphere was his model Earth, while the vacuum glass container was space. When Birkeland sent particles toward the sphere, the Polar Regions glowed. Credit: University of Oslo.

Samuel Eyde October 1866 – 21 June was a Norwegian engineer and industrialist, the founder of Norsk Hydro and Elkem.

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