Today marks the birthday of Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758-1836), a French chemist who played a leading, yet sometimes overlooked, role in the foundations of modern chemistry.
Rupert Cole is Associate Curator of Chemistry at the Science Museum, working in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry
Associate Curator Rupert Cole explores the story of a forgotten Doctor Who script written by British electrical engineer, Eric Laithwaite.
To celebrate 150 years of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table, the Science Museum has unveiled a new display.
As the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements launches, we take a look at the story behind the scientific icon.
26 December 2018 marked the 120th anniversary of Marie and Pierre Curie’s announcement of a new element – radium. Associate Curator of Chemistry Rupert Cole explores the Curies’ discovery and its legacy.
In the run up to Christmas, Associate Curator Rupert Cole visits the Chemistry-Ghost of Christmas Past to explore how Victorians celebrated with science.
Associate Chemistry Curator, Rupert Cole, explores the chemical wizardry of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and beyond.
On 20 October 1868, Norman Lockyer discovered helium. Associate Curator of Chemistry Rupert Cole tells the story.
Hazardous chemicals and potential explosions were all once part of the joy of owning a home chemistry set. Associate Curator, Rupert Cole, explores the history of the ever-popular children’s toy.
You might be heading down to the seaside this bank holiday weekend but how did the seaside become such a popular holiday destination? Associate Curator, Rupert Cole, puts this down to chemistry.
On 28 July 1907 an American chemist and inventor whose name would become synonymous with plastic food containers was born.
Associate curator Rupert Cole explores the history and science of suncream.