Whose Birthday Is It? July 18, 2016

Robert Hooke (1635)

Hooke was a prolific English physicist,mathematician, and inventor. He wasgeometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire. Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces. In his pioneering book Micrographia, he described his microscopic observations of plant tissue and coined what term?More…



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