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Rupert Cole

Rupert Cole is Associate Curator of Chemistry at the Science Museum, working in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry

British soldiers wearing gas masks, 1917, c.Kodak Collection, National Media Museum, SSPL

Ahead of the final week of the Wounded exhibition, Associate Curator of Chemistry Rupert Cole looks at poison gas in the First World War.

Teflon artificial arteries, DuPont, 1994

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.

Science Museum mathematical model and Wadsworth's poster design

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.

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.

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 […]