Today, you are a member of… 4.19 Kelvin

The bitchen thing about superconductivity, members, is that a supercooled substance doesn’t just inhibit its resisting tendencies and let a electrical current roll through it – it banishes the weak magnetic field altogether from its quantum interior thereby achieving conductivity like no other. And this week, which starts exactly 100 years after Heike Karneringh Onnes published The Resistance of Pure Mercury at Helium Temperatures expounding on such fantastic physics, is prime time to imitate the “Gentleman of Absolute Zero” and supercool your jets to the point of altered states. Nothing less than Nobel prizedom awaits.

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