Robert Hooke was one of the great encyclopedic polymaths of 17th-century science. As a founding member of the Royal Society, Hooke made foundational contributions to the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineeri... More »

Robert Hooke was an English scientist, mathematician and philosopher who lived between 1635 and 1703. He is known for a variety of accomplishments in the scientific world. According to, he is recognized mai... 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 » Science Biology Cells

Robert Hooke was one of the last great polymaths of the early scientific age. He was a virtuoso who made important contributions to nearly every field of study in which he was interested, from astronomy to zoology. Hooke... More »

Robert Hooke, an English physicist, is not believed to have had any children. He was one of four children himself though little of his personal life as an adult is known. More »

Robert Hooke developed the law of elasticity, known as Hooke's Law, which states that stress is directly proportional to strain. He is also the originator of the word "cell" in biology. More »

Robert Hooke is known for developing Hooke's Law, which says, "The power of any springy body is the same proportion with the extension." Hooke's Law can also be written as Fs = -kx. More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions