Who is Robert Hooke?

  • (noun): English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term 'cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703).
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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (28 July 1635 – 3 March 1703) was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.

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Lists Of British Inventions - Science
... Equals sign Robert Recorde, Welshman Cell biology - Credit for the discovery of the first cells is given to Robert Hooke who described the microscopic compartments of ... accelerated motion - George Atwood Marine Barometer - Robert Hooke Hooke's Law (equation describing elasticity) - Robert Hooke Electrical generator (dynamo) - Michael Faraday Faraday cage ...
Robert Hooke - Commemorations
... 3514 Hooke, an asteroid (1971 UJ) Craters on the Moon and on Mars are named in his honour ... The Hooke Medal Robert Hooke Science center St ... Westminster School London New memorials to Robert Hooke 2005 - 2009 The Boyle-Hooke plaque in Oxford ...
Lists Of British Inventions - Clock Making
... Anchor escapement - Robert Hooke First accurate atomic clock - Louis Essen Balance spring - Robert Hooke Balance wheel - Robert Hooke Co-axial escapement ...

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    The truth is, the Science of Nature has been already too long made only a work of the brain and the fancy: It is now high time that it should return to the plainness and soundness of observations on material and obvious things.
    —Robert Hooke (1635–1703)