Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

God Of Physics

Early Life

Heike was born September 21, 1853. He had a father who owned a factory and that helped to instill a great work ethic into him. He got a degree in chemistry and physics at Groningen University. He also traveled to Germany to study at the University of Heidelberg. It was here that he gained a firm foundation on experimentation and research.

Struggles Faced During Career

Throughout Heikes whole career, he was frequently very ill. It wasn't uncommon for him to fall ill and be on bed rest for days. Yet with as much as a dedicated scientists he was he was never down for long. He always tried to power through any pain he felt now matter how bad or miniscule it was. He was a true hard worker and physics was his passion.

Contribution that Shaped History

His main contribution to our society was the liquidation of helium. Heike traveled to may places around the world to study in physics. He has done research in many sciences but this is his main place of intelligence. He was a very intelligent person who had very advanced theories.
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Cont.

He was the first person to liquefy helium. This helped set the standard for many other scientists after him. In fact many other people of intelligence have created inventions and other things based on Heike's discovery. This is what made him such a famous person of science. He paved the way for many other discoveries.
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Cont.

With the work ethic that was instilled in his mind as a child he used his discovery to help make other inventions. He studied all over the world as well as taught people his theories to younger people. He was a very nice and easygoing man as well. He was able to add life in any room and was able to help people understand the most difficult of concepts.
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Synthesis of a Superconductor

Citations

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  • Publisher: A&E Networks Television
  • Date Accessed: December 12, 2014

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