Kamerlingh Onnes Building, ( the coldest place on earth during the early 1900's )
In 1882, the then 29-year-old Heike Kamerlingh Onnes was appointed in Leiden as professor of experimental physics. He was not only a brilliant scientist, but also a thorough research manager. On his initiative, the dusty laboratory on the canal was transformed into one of the most advanced research laboratories in the world. His new style was a laboratory where research and education were intertwined.
On July 10, 1908 he was the first who succeeded to liquidise heliumgas on the lowest critical temperature, for which in 1913 he received the Nobel Prize. Since then another 3 Nobel prizes passed these laboratories like Johannes van der Waals and Hendrik Lorentz. Albert Einstein worked here too. The building now hosts the Faculty of Law.The poems on the walls are made by the Leiden Mural Poem Project. In 14 years time, Stichting TEGEN-BEELD managed to get no less than 101 poems painted on the city's walls. #Ben_Walenkamp #Einstein #helium #Jan_Willem_Bruins #Kelvin #kruitramp #Langebrug #law #Nieuwsteeg #Rapenburg #rechtsgeleerdheid #Steenschuur #student #university #van_der_Werfpark #Zonneveldstraat