Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Kamerlingh Onnes was born in Groningen, Netherlands to father, Harm Kamerlingh Onnes a brickworks owner and mother, Anna Gerdina Coers from Arnhem. Continue reading

Mercury a Superconductor?

In 1911, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and Director at the University of Leiden’s Cryogenic Laboratory, discovered that if you cool mercury Continue reading

Creation of liquid Helium

In 1908, Dutch physicist, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes figures out a way to prepare liquid helium while working at the University of Leiden’s Cryogenic Laboratory. Continue reading