Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: Master of Experimental Technique and Quantitative Research

  title={Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: Master of Experimental Technique and Quantitative Research},
  author={Sim{\'o}n Reif-Acherman},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
Abstract.Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853-1926), born a century and a half ago, was a major protagonist in the so-called Second Golden Age of Dutch Science. He devoted his career to the emerging field of low-temperature physics. His particular concern was to test the theories of his older compatriot Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837-1923) by creating a style of research that was characterized by meticulous planning, precise measurement, and constant improvement of techniques and instruments. He… 
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