Superconductivity at 100; High-Tc at 25 (and both still young and sprightly)

On April 8th 2011, which we believe is exactly the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and Gilles Holst, we celebrated with a special cake: see the image below.

Celebrating with cake!

This was occasion for a number of punning comments and questions:

On a slightly more serious note, the IOP publication Physics World had a special issue celebrating these anniversaries.

Click here to see Ted Forgan’s article about the High-Tc story in this issue.