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By Dong-Won Kim

ISBN-10: 9048159563

ISBN-13: 9789048159567

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Historical money owed of winning laboratories frequently consist essentially of recollections by way of their administrators and the eminent those who studied or labored in those laboratories. Such reminiscences quite often are brought on the party of a milestone within the historical past of the laboratory, corresponding to the institution's 50th or one­ hundredth anniversary. 3 such money owed of the Cavendish Laboratory on the collage of Cambridge were recorded. the 1st of those, A heritage of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1910, was once released in 1910 in honor of the twenty­ 5th anniversary of Joseph John Thomson's professorship there. the second one, The Cavendish Laboratory, 1874-1974, was once released in 1974 to commemorate the single­ hundredth anniversary of the Cavendish. The 3rd, 100 Years and extra of Cambridge Physics, is a brief pamphlet, additionally released on the centennial of the 1 Cavendish. those money owed are jam-packed with the names of serious physicists (such as James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Rayleigh, J. J. Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, and William Lawrence Bragg), their excellent achievements (for instance, the discoveries of the electron, the neutron, and DNA) and fascinating anecdotes approximately how those achievements have been reached. yet without doubt a story that does justice to the background of a laboratory needs to recount greater than previous occasions. any such narrative should still describe a dwelling entity and supply not just information of the laboratory's group of workers, association, instruments, and power kits, yet must also clarify how those elements interacted inside of 2 their wider ancient, cultural, and social contexts.

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Emphasis added. 36 A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 14. 34 35 THE BEGINNING OF THE CAVENDISH TRADITIONS 11 lectures and rough experiments for the masses; real experiments for real students; and laborious experiments for first rate men like Trotter and Stuart and Strutt. 37 What kind of "real" and "laborious" experiments did Maxwell have in mind? Although Maxwell agreed that the main task of the future Cavendish Laboratory would be to arrive at precise measurements, in his inaugural address he envisioned a broader goal: This characteristic of modern experiments- that they consist principally of measurements-is so prominent, that the opinion seems to have got abroad, that in a few years all the great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will then be left to men of science will be to carry on these measurements to another place of decimals.

247-249. Emphasis added. Christa Jungnickel & Russell McCormmach, Intellectual Mastery of Nature: Th eoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein, 2 vols. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986). , vol. I, 185. 43 Strutt, Life of Rayleigh, 49-50. " 40 41 THE BEGINNING OF THE CAVENDISH TRADITIONS 13 different scientific procedures, we succeed in forming a school of scientific criticism, and in assisting the development of the doctrine ofmethod44 Maxwell's emphasis on "criticism" and "method" foreshadowed the characteristics of the Laboratory-to-be: it would not be the school of one man.

J . , A Commemoration, 123. For more on this interesting question, see Thomas K. Simpson, "Maxwell and the Direct Experimental Test of His Electromagnetic Theory," Isis 57 ( 1966): 411-432. Simpson suggested that Maxwell ' s main concern lay in "the nature of light and of light-bearing medium," not in electromagnetic phenomena. To support this argument, Simpson pointed out that the topic of electrical oscillations- the key to proving the theory experimentallywas not fully investigated by Maxwell but by William Thomson.

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