Awards & Winners

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Date of Birth 21-September-1853
Place of Birth Groningen
(Netherlands, Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Nationality Netherlands
Profession Physicist
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes was a Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate. He pioneered refrigeration techniques and used these to explore how materials behave when cooled to nearly absolute zero. He was the first to liquefy helium. His production of extreme cryogenic temperatures led to his discovery of superconductivity in 1911: for certain materials, electrical resistance abruptly vanishes at very low temperatures.

Awards by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Check all the awards nominated and won by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for his investigations on the properties of matter at low temperatures which led, inter alia, to the production of liquid helium)


Rumford Medal
(On the ground of his researches at low temperatures.)