Please Note: The Library Hall is closed until June 22nd due to change of exhibition.

Open today 10-20
Press Image: JAC Studios. Original photo: Des Moines Register.

From Science to Society

The Library Hall
Incl. in entry fee

From Science to Society

Through 200 years the Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science (SNU) has been a driver for scientists disseminating natural science and technology to the Danish public. The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of SNU and demonstrates how scientific research has affected tangible change in our everyday lives – from H.C. Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism, which brought electricity everywhere in society and now enables efficient wind turbines and electric cars, to Niels Bohr’s atomic model, leading to new diagnostic methods in the medical world, nuclear power, and the modern electronics that surround us.

The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science (SNU) was founded by H.C. Ørsted in 1824 with the ambition of giving everyone the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in physics and chemistry. Several famous scientists and disseminators have led SNU over time – first H.C. Ørsted himself, who discovered electromagnetism, later oceanographer Martin Knudsen followed by Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr, and today astrophysicist Anja C. Andersen, who is currently the president of the society.

The exhibition is supported by
Novo Nordisk Fonden, Otto Mønsteds Fond, William Demant Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Thomas B. Thriges Fond, Ellehammerfonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond and Torkil Holms Fond.