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Het Natuurkundig Laboratorium der Ryks-Universiteit te Leiden in de Jaren 1882–1904

Nature volume 71, pages 218219 (05 January 1905) | Download Citation



THIS volume was prepared by colleagues and pupils of Prof. Kamerlingh Onnes, of Leyden University, and presented to him on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his receiving the degree of Ph.D. It differs in character from the usual collections of scientific papers which it has become the fashion on the Continent to present to eminent men of science on similar occasions. Since 1882 Prof. Onnes has been director of the physical laboratory at the University of Leyden, and the book gives a description of the growth of the institution since his accession to the directorship, of its present condition, and of the work carried out by himself and by his pupils under his supervision. In a sense it is a matter for regret that by the nature of the case he himself had to be excluded from the list of contributors; on several of the subjects dealt with it would be interesting to have the director's personal views.

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