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Niels Henrik Abel [500 kroner 4th and 5th issue]

Abel was one of the founders of modern mathematics, with Gauss and Cauchy.

Norges Bank will release a commemorative 20 kroner coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, on August 5th 2002.

A biography has recently been translated into English, under the title Niels Henrik Abel and His Times .

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Kristian Birkeland [200 kroner 7th issue]

Birkeland was a physicist, one of the founders of the physics of the ionosphere. He was also one of the men behind the process of producing fertilizer from free nitrogen gas.

A recent biography by Lucy Jago, The Northern Lights is about to be released in paperback.




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