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Persons depicted on the notes
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
A biography has recently been translated into English, under the title
Henrik Abel and His Times .
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Kristian Birkeland [200 kroner
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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