Robert Hooke

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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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Henry Power, and Robert Hooke, perhaps none played so outsize a role as
You'd better hope he's self-motivated."--my father, Robert Hooke (at the dinner table, sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s) (1) Congress seems to be taking a Theory X approach to management of science and scientists.
Some of the earliest telescopic observations by Gian Domenico Cassini and Robert Hooke in the mid-1660s note a "permanent Spot" on Jupiter, which many have since interpreted as being the GRS.
Create a picture (Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street, Liverpool, Thursday, February 18, 1pm to 4pm) Create a framed picture of the Great Fire of London inspired by the gallery's latest museum exhibition celebrating the work of Robert Hooke, who helped rebuild London after the fire.
In 1665, English scientist Robert Hooke published Micrographie!, a book full of drawings depicting views through what was then a novel invention: the microscope.
Hallett explores the question of man's capacity to create "something, as it were, out of nothing" (107); beginning with a discussion of Otto von Guericke, Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke's studies of vacuums and air-pumps (107-109), Hallet argues that the sciences opened up new "creative spaces" in the period (110).
Ever since Robert Hooke published his Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies in 1665, the microscope has opened up the world in miniature.
The chapter ends with a discussion of Robert Hooke and the advent of institutionalized note taking.
In later chapters, there are references to the pious attitudes and responses to their discoveries from men such as Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke. While these are reported in passing, as I think any good historian would do, it is possible that some emphases by the author might be somewhat altered had he approached them from a more focused Christian perspective.
* Robert Hooke's meticulous illustration of a flea from Micrographia (1667), which foretold a new chapter in natural history whereby organisms could be classified according to detailed descriptions of their anatomy.
In 2008 he made his Royal Shakespeare Company debut, playing Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Biondello in The Taming of the Shrew and Robert Hooke in The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes.
An Englishman, Robert Hooke (1635-1703), is credited with the first use of the term "cell," when he described his microscopical images of slices of cork (1-3).
He begins with a chapter where Robert Hooke is given credit for laying out "a kind of Microtopian vision, in which it is microbes that really rule the world" (p.