High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


Leo Kouwenhoven's Majorana Particles

It took three quarters of a century before a particle, predicted by Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937, turned up in a physics laboratory at Delft University. Kouwenhoven is a world leader in research on the electronic p...


Digital Clusius

In the botanical world of the sixteenth century Carolus Clusius played a key role. Some fifteen hundred letters testify to the scale of his international contacts. This slightly anarchic network is now being opened up with the aid of digita...


A Coffee-Cup Full of Helium. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853-1926)

On 10 July 1908, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes became the first person to bring helium under control. In room E' of his Natuurkundig Laboratorium, opposite Van der Werff Park in the heart of Leiden, at the end of a long and exhausting day, he succ...

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