Cavendish Professor of Physics
The Cavendish Professorship is one of the senior Professorships in Physics at the University of Cambridge. It was founded by grace of 9 February 1871 alongside the famous Cavendish Laboratory which was completed three years later. The endowment was granted by William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, in honor of his relative, Henry Cavendish.
In 1971 it was officially renamed from the "Cavendish Professorship of Experimental Physics" to the "Cavendish Professorship of Physics".
 Cavendish Professors
- James Clerk Maxwell (1871 – 1879)
- Lord Rayleigh (1879 – 1884)
- J. J. Thomson (1884 – 1919)
- Lord Rutherford (1919 – 1937)
- William Lawrence Bragg (1938 – 1953)
- Nevill Mott (1954 – 1971)
- Brian Pippard (1971 – 1984)
- Sam Edwards (1984 – 1995)
- Richard Friend (1995 – )
- The Cavendish Professorship of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Department of Physics.
- Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor — Freeview tutorial and interview with Richard Friend by the Vega Science Trust
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