On this day in 1938 a young DuPont research chemist accidentally discovered a slippery, white substance that would become a 20th-century wonder material: Teflon. Assistant Curator Rupert Cole explores its history.
Rupert is an Assistant Curator at the Science Museum.
Assistant Curator Rupert Cole takes the controls and explores the comprehensive world of SimEarth.
On this day in 1889 the Modernist painter Edward Wadsworth was born. Assistant Curator Rupert Cole explores an interaction Wadsworth had with Science Museum objects in the 1930s.
Assistant Curator Rupert Cole looks into the remarkable life of astronomer, engineer and photographer Mary Rosse.
To celebrate our Collider exhibition, we worked with the BAFTA award-winning Brothers McLeod to bring particle physics to life in this short animation. Rupert Cole interviewed scriptwriter Myles to find out how they did it.
Rupert Cole celebrates JJ Thomson’s birthday with a look at one of the star objects in our Collider exhibition.
Content Developer Rupert Cole explores some famous moustaches in particle physics ahead of the opening of our new Collider exhibition on 13th November.
Content Developer Rupert Cole on unboxing objects from CERN for Collider, a new Science Museum exhibition opening in November 2013.
Content Developer Rupert Cole, and Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science Dr. Harry Cliff, celebrate the LHC’s 5th birthday for Collider, a new Science Museum exhibition opening in November 2013.
Ahead of November’s opening of the Collider exhibition, Content Developer Rupert Cole takes a look at the story behind the Geiger counter “The excitement is growing so much I think the Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go zoink on the scale!” Thus spoke Boris Johnson in his London Olympics opening speech a little over a year ago. The author of several popular histories including Johnson’s Life of London, is it conceivable Mayor Boris knew the Olympic summer coincided […]
With the Collider exhibition now open, Content Developer Rupert Cole explores some famous physics parties of the past. As it happens, Carlsberg did do particle physics. The Danish beer giant was an unlikely benefactor of the Niels Bohr Institute – one of the great centres of theoretical physics research. And Bohr himself even lived at the brewery’s “Honorary Residence” after winning the Nobel Prize, complete with a direct pipeline supplying free Carlsberg on tap! Just imagine what untold influence lager had on […]
Ahead of November’s opening of the Collider exhibition, Rupert Cole explains how beer was used for cutting-edge particle physics research.