The Cell Theory and Microscope Invention

  • Feb 14, 1579

    Galileo Galilei

    He made improvements to the microscopes.
  • Hans Jansen

    Hans Jansen
    Hans is associated with invention of the single-lens optical
    microscope and the compound 9x magnification optical microscope.
  • Zacharias Janessen

    Zacharias Janessen
    He is believed to be the inventor of the compound microscope.
  • Hans Lippershey

    Hans Lippershey
    Hans discovered that nearby objects appeared greatly enlarged through experimenting with several lenses in a tube.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Robert used the simple microscope to observe cork and called the spaces "cells."
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Anton created at least 25 microscopes. Nine survive as of today.
  • Heinrich

    Heinrich expanded the electromagnetic theory of light.
  • Matthieas Jakob Schleinden

    Matthieas Jakob Schleinden
    Matthieas co-founded the cell theory with Schwann and Virchow. "All organisms are made up of cells."
  • Robert Remak

    Robert Remak
    Robert discovered unmyelinated nerve fibers and the nerve cells in the heart and discovered that the origin of cells was by
    the division of pre-existing cells.
  • Theodor Schwann

    Theodor Schwann
    He is credited with development of cell theory. Discovered "Schwann cells" in peripheral nervous system.
  • Ernst Abbe

    Ernst Abbe
    Ernst formulated mathematical theory that correlated with the resolution to the wavelength of light.
  • Rudolf Virchow

    Rudolf Virchow
    Rudolf contributed to the cell theory. He first recognized leukemia cells.
  • Leo Szilard

    Leo Szilard
    Leo conceived the electron microscope, linear accelerator, and cyclotron.
  • Ernst Ruska

    Ernst Ruska
    Ernst used several coils in a series to build the first electron microscope.
  • Max Knoll

    Max Knoll
    Max and his co-worker, Ernst Ruska, invented the electron microscope.
  • Gerd Binnig

    Gerd Binnig
    Gerd designed scanning tunneling microscope.
  • Hirox Co LTD

    Hirox created the first digital microscope.