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The Cavendish Laboratory
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The Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge was founded in 1874 under the direction of James Clark Maxwell and has played host to numerous eminent physicists including Thomson, Rutherford, Bragg, Chadwick, Watson, Crick and more recently Mott, Pippard and Josephson. It is recognised as one of the leading departments of physics research in the world covering a wide range of work from high energy physics and astrophysics to experimental and theoretical studies of condensed matter. A significant amount of this fundamental research has led to novel applications which have been exploited by industry.



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