O disordered superconductors
(Image published by B. Sacépé in PRL)

Poetic impression by Bauke Steenhuisen of the dissertation ‘Electrodynamics of strongly disordered superconductors’ by P.C.J.J. Coumou, defended on February the 6th 2015 in Delft.

Electrons can be fixed by anarchy
In nanowire as thermometer
To monitor by an astronomer
Each photon flying through the galaxy.

It is a quantum thing – so much is true
Creating super sensitivity
By means of endless resistivity
But how it really worked, we had no clue.

Therefore we started our experiment
With quasiparticles in excitation
Modelling some α element

To find the right phase fluctuation
In a zero K environment.
Coming soon as homespun application!


poetic engineering tu delft delta

Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichtten tussen december 2014 en maart 2017 42 keer een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties waren van Ella Nitters.