Professor Chris Rapley
Professor Chris Rapley is the Director of the Science Museum. He was for ten years Director of the British Antarctic Survey. Prior to this he was Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, and before that, Professor of Remote Sensing Science and Associate Director of UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory. He has a degree in Physics from Oxford, an MSc in Radioastronomy, and a PhD in X-ray astronomy. He is a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, an Honorary Professor at UCL and UEA, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.