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Denmark: Culture#

World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (14)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
Fredrik BajerPeace1908
Niels Henrik David BohrPhysics1922"for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them"
Aage Niels BohrPhysics1975"for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection"
Henrik Carl Peter DamMedicine1943"for his discovery of vitamin K"
Johannes Andreas Grib FibigerMedicine1926"for his discovery of the Spiroptera carcinoma"
Niels Ryberg FinsenMedicine1903"in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science"
Karl Adolph GjellerupLiterature1917"for his varied and rich poetry, which is inspired by lofty ideals"
Johannes Vilhelm JensenLiterature1944"for the rare strength and fertility of his poetic imagination with which is combined an intellectual curiosity of wide scope and a bold, freshly creative style"
Schack August Steenberg KroghMedicine1920"for his discovery of the capillary motor regulating mechanism"
Dale T. MortensenEconomics2010"for their analysis of markets with search frictions"
Ben Roy MottelsonPhysics1975"for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection"
Henrik PontoppidanLiterature1917"for his authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark"
Jens C. SkouChemistry1997"for the first discovery of an ion-transporting enzyme, Na+, K+ -ATPase"
Sigrid UndsetLiterature1928"principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages"

Partial List of Famous People#

Wolf Prize Winner#

NameCategoryYearMotivation
Olafur EliassonPainting2014Olafur Eliasson Denmark For uniting art and science to trigger moments of individual and collective revelation
Jorn UtzonArchitecture1992THE 1992 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ARTS (ARCHITECTURE) for His architecture, rooted in deep reading of human cultures, has given shape to processes of ritual and assembly in forms of haunting presence.