Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke

Name: Robert Hooke
DOB: 18 July 1635
DOD: 3 March 1703
From: Isle of Wight but worked in Oxford and London.
Area of work: Often viewed as a polymath Hooke worked across many fields including what would now be called chemistry and physics.
Without him… Hooke worked as a technician to Robert Boyle. More to come…

Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke

Further reading

Bennett, J. A. “Robert Hooke as Mechanic and Natural Philosopher.” Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 35, no. 1 (1980): 33–48.

Pumfrey, Stephen. “Ideas above His Station: A Social Study of Hooke’s Curatorship of Experiments.” History of Science 29, no. 1 (March 1991): 1–44.

Shapin, Steven. “Who Was Robert Hooke?” In Robert Hooke: New Studies, edited by M Hunter and S Schaffer, 253–85. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1989.

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