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 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 worked at the Royal Society in England. He was an English physicist. He invented the air pump when he worked as an assistant for the famous chemist Robert Boyle. He propounded the law of elasticity, which is... More » World View Philosophy

In the 17th century, the English physicist Robert Hooke discovered plant cells while examining cork under a microscope. He was the first to refer to the units as cells because their boxy appearance reminded him of monast... 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 » 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 » Science Biology Cells

The cell was discovered in 1665 by Robert Hooke when he examined thin slices of a cork with a microscope. What he saw were not living cells but nonliving cell walls. Hooke reportedly used the word "cells" for what he saw... More »