• First Microscope

    First Microscope
    Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and his father Hans Janssen. Eyeglass maker
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Robert Hookes microscope made huge impression. Impressive illustrations.
  • Van Leeuwenhoek

    Van Leeuwenhoek
    He announced discovery of microorganisms. Also discovered blood cells.
  • Cell Theory Arose

    Cell Theory Arose
    First ideas on cell theory by Schleiden and Schwarn. Before this no one knew anything about it.
  • Cell Movement

    Cell Movement
    First observation of cell movement in living organisms recorded by Metchnikoff.
  • Electron Microscope

    Electron Microscope
    Electron microscope created by Ernst Ruska. Uses beam of highly energetic electrons to examine fine objects on a large scale.
  • Phase Contrast Microscope

    Phase Contrast Microscope
    Phase contrast microscope was invented by Zernike. Used to examine biological tissue
  • Scanning Electron Microscope

    Scanning Electron Microscope
    Max Knoll managed to obtain the first image from a scanning electron microscope. Scanning electron microscope is a type of electron microscope that images the sample surface by scanning it with a high- energy beam of electrons in a raster scan pattern
  • Confocal Scanning Microscope

    Confocal Scanning Microscope
    Confocal scanning microscope invented by Marvin Minsky. Used for obtaining high-resolution optical images.
  • Optical Microscope

    Optical Microscope
    Optical microscope is the simplest of microscopes and most used. Uses light and a system of lenses of magnify images of small samples.
  • Compound Optical Microscope

    Compound Optical Microscope
    Compound optical microscope is different to optical microscope because it uses different eyepiece to create different volumes of magnification.