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Comic #3823

1 Simon: The Cavendish Laboratory is Cambridge's department of physics. This way!
2 Simon: The lab is named after Henry Cavendish, who discovered hydrogen.
3 Simon: He also measured the gravitational constant and did groundbreaking work in electricity, but this wasn't recognised until after he died and others had taken credit.
4 Jane Goodall: That's horrible!
4 Simon: I know.
4 Jane Goodall: They named their physics lab after a chemist!

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I assume the death-rivalry between physics and chemistry that existed at my university is repeated in every other university across the globe.

Henry Cavendish was a pretty interesting character, though. For a chemist.

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