Google Doodle honors Bunsen, chemistry class

There was much more to the man than that burner

Today's Google Doodle honors the 200th birthday of Robert Bunsen, he of Bunsen burner fame.

Not being familiar with the whole of the man's work, I went to Wikipedia to read up on him (such inspiration being the singular most valuable feature of the Doodle) and learned that the burner he co-invented with a laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, was actually a mere footnote in his distinguished career as a chemist.

The article also had a photograph of Bunsen's grave.

Curiously, it did not include an eternal flame.

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