Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is a historian of science, technology, and environment whose work focuses on chemical protection technologies in 20th-century Germany. He was a 2021–2022 Haas Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science History Institute.

More from Peter Thompson

Magazine cover showing a man wearing a translucent illustration of a gas mask with the features of his face visible beneath

Like Monstrosities from Another World

The gas mask’s grip on our collective consciousness.

Book Cover: DDT Killer of Killers

Biting Words

In the mid-20th century tensions between humans and mosquitoes reached fever pitch.