Christian Christiansen Denmark

Biography of Christian Christiansen

The Danish physicist Christian Christiansen (1843-1917) was awarded Doctor of Laws (LLD) in 1896 on the recommendation of Lord Kelvin.

Christiansen had been appointed Chair for Physics at the University of Copenhagen in 1886.


Archival Materials

  • GUA 4139, 16 May 1896, Letter from John Gray per Lord Kelvin to Professor Jack
  • R1/13/7 8 Registers of honorary graduates, Oct 1868-19 Jun 1974, LL.D


Christian Christiansen
Born 9 October 1843.
Died 28 November 1917.
GU Degree: LLD, 1896;
University Link: Honorary Graduate
Occupation categories: physicists
English snippet: Honorary graduate of the University of Glasgow, Chair of Physics at Copenhagen
Record last updated: 28th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Denmark Denmark, Lønborg
Place of Birth

Denmark Denmark, Frederiksberg
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Honorary Graduate