The national celebration of the 200th anniversary of H.C. Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism is a very special moment for Denmark, the modern world and for HTML24.
Photo credit: Mikal Schlosser
The relationship between electricity and magnetism was one of the great discoveries, which made H.C. Ørsted recognized as one of Denmark’s leading natural scientists of his time.
How would our world look like without H.C. Ørsted’s discovery? Would we have a smartphone today in the year of 2020? Would we even have had such a huge focus on green energy in 2019?
We are probably never going to find out, how the world would look like without the discovery of electromagnetism. But one thing is certain, we would not have been as technologically advanced as we are today, without the discovery of electromagnetism.
With the participation of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Henrik Poulsen, CEO of Ørstad A/S, and a few selected ambassadors and role models, Denmark celebrated the opening of HCØ2020 event on the 31st of January 2020.
We are extremely pleased and honored that Mikkel Strunge, who is both partner & head of development at HTML24, has been appointed as a role model for HCØ2020.
He himself has a degree in natural science. In fact, Mikkel has a bachelor degree and a master degree in mathematics from University of Copenhagen, and when he was appointed to be a role model for HCØ2020, he said:
“I am very honored to be named role model for HCØ2020 in the world of mathematics. Math has meant an incredible amount to me throughout my life. Therefore, I hope that I can inspire a lot of young people to choose an education in the STEM field; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. ”
To be a role model for HCØ2020, Mikkel will help to inspire, exemplify and tell about the project’s core messages for the youth. The focus is to shed light on an education in the STEM field, about what it can lead to and why working with technology and science is a fun occupation.