Robert Hooke called named cells "cells" because of their similarity to the small rooms in monasteries, also called "cells," in which the monks lived and worked. Hooke first saw cells while examining a specimen of cork wi... More »

Robert Hooke first discovered cells in 1665 at the age of 30. He made the discovery while examining thin slices of cork under a compound microscope and revealed his findings in his book "Micrographia." More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells

Robert Hooke made contributions across many fields of science, but his principal contribution was in the field of biology. Hooke published a book called "Micrographia" in which he detailed observations and experiments wi... More »

According to Arizona State University, Robert Hooke used the term "cells" in reference to small biological organisms because their structure reminded him of monks' rooms or "cells." The term stuck, and these organisms ar... More »

Robert Hooke discovered cells by looking at a thin slice of cork through a microscope. Hooke saw small empty spaces which he then named cells. More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells

Robert Hooke first discovered cells in 1665 at the age of 30. He made the discovery while examining thin slices of cork under a compound microscope and revealed his findings in his book "Micrographia." More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells

Robert Hooke and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, both physicists, asserted that light travels as waves. The debate had been running since the debates between Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton began via the Royal Society of London. More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells