KAMERLINGHONNES, Heike (1853–1926)

   Physicist. After finishing his studies in physics and mathematics at the universities of Groningen and Heidelberg (Germany), Kamerlingh Onnes was soon appointed as the first professor of experimental physics at Lei den University, in 1882. Hendrik Antoon Lorentz was his collega proximus (appointed professor of theoretical physics in 1877). Kamerlingh became famous for his experiments with materials at low temperatures, such as liquid helium. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1913.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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