Robert Bunsen’s Birthday marked with a Google Doodle

It would have been scientist Robert Bunsen’s 200th birthday today and the occasion has been marked with a Google Doodle!

Bunsen was born in Germany in 1811 and was the first to discover elements caesium and rubidium and then went on to develop the Bunsen cell battery.

However, his most famous innovation was the gas burner which he developed in partnership with his laboratory assistant Peter Desaga in 1854. It was used to study the colour spectrum of different heated elements.

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