A new series of posts starts here. I'll be posting events important to atheists everyday hopefully with an attendant story or parable. Something interesting and thought provoking. Or at least a link to an interesting Wikipedia page.
Anyway, on April 8th, 1911 Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered that a Mercury wire submerged in liquid helium lost all resistance to electricity, which he called superconductivity. He went on to win the Nobel prize in 1913.