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The Cavendish Laboratory is the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, and is part of the university’s School of Physical Sciences. It was opened in 1874 as a teaching laboratory.
The Cavendish Laboratory has had an important influence on biology, mainly through the application of X-ray crystallography to the study of structures of biological molecules. In World War II the laboratory carried out research into the Atomic Bomb. Francis Crick and James Watson who discovered the structure of DNA worked here at the Caendish Laboratory.