Robert Hooke, a British scientist, played a significant role in the scientific revolution. The discovery of cells as the basic unit of life, the law of elasticity and the attracting principle of gravity are some of the m... More »

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 »

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 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 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

Robert Hooke was born on July 28, 1635. Hooke was an English natural philosopher, or an early scientist, and architect who was instrumental in designing and rebuilding London after the fire of 1666. More » History Modern History Modern Europe

Robert Hooke was home-schooled by his father until the age of 13. It was then that he entered the Westminster School. From there, he attended Oxford University and began studying science. More »