Robert Hooke

  • Born

    Robert Hooke was born in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight .
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    Robert Hooke

  • Self Taught

    Hooke decided to become self educated because his parents thought he was too sickly to attend school.
  • Painters Apprentice

    Painters Apprentice
    Became an apprentice of painter, Peter Lely.
  • Westminster

    At age 13 Hooke attended Westminster school. He mastered all 6 of Euclid's eliments in a week, learned several languages, and invented over 30 ways to fly
  • Christ Church School

    Christ Church School
    He attended Christ Church in Oxford.
  • Thomas Willis

    Thomas Willis
    Hooke served as an assistant to the English anatomist Thomas Willis.
  • Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle
    Hooke served as an assistant to Robert Boyle, one of England's priemire physical chemist.
  • Vaccum

    Hooke built an air pump to create a vaccum.
  • Vaccum Effects

    Hooke sealed himself in an chamber and pumed the air out, to see the effects of low air pressure on hs body.
  • Timekeeping

    Hooke created a way to regulat watches by using springs and balance wheels.
  • Boyle's Law

    Boyle's Law
    Hooke and Boyle performed experiments that led to the formula known as Boyle's law.
  • Capillary Action

    Capillary Action
    Hooke published a pamphlet on capillary action that showed how one substance could draw another substance to it.
  • Curator

    The Royal Society of London named Hooke the curator of experiments.
  • Orion Trapezium

    Orion Trapezium
    Hooke discovered the fifth star in the Orion Trapezuim.
  • Micrographia

    Hooke wrote Micrographia which first introduced the microscopic universe.
  • Gresham College

    Gresham College
    Hooke became a professor of geometry at Gresham College.
  • Planetary Motion

    Planetary Motion
    Hooke wrote a paper on planetary motion.
  • Elasticity

    Hooke published his lectures on Hooke's law of elasticity.
  • Death

    Hooke died in London of complications related to diabetes.
  • Tectonic Plates

    Tectonic Plates
    The Royal Society Of London published Hooke's theories on the movement tectonic plates.