Robert Hooke Biography
Robert Hooke – He was an architect natural philosopher and brilliant scientist he was born on 28 July 1635 in freshwater isle of wight England his father’s name was John hook and mother’s name was Giles his father was a Church of England priest Robert had three siblings he received most of his education at home because of his continual frail health his father passed away in 1648 he studied Greek Latin mechanics and mathematics in 1655.
Robert Hooke became an assistant to the famous scientist Robert Boyle and worked in this capacity tell 1662 he helped in the construction and operation of Boyles air pump he discovered the law of elasticity which eventually came to be known as Hookes law he described this law in an anagram CIN a step in 1660 and gave its solution in 1678.
This law is extensively used in all branches of science and engineering in 1660 the Royal Society was formed by 12 men at the Gresham College a nun sir Maurice proposal along with Boyles support huic was named as the curator of the Society he became a fellow of the Society in 1663 in 1660 for he succeeded arthur dancers as the professor of geometry at the Gresham College in 1665.
He published the book micrographia which considered to be one of the most important scientific books ever written he made a tremendous contribution to timekeeping by improving pendulum clocks in astronomy Robert Hooke studied the pleiad star cluster the craters on the moon rings of Saturn and the double star system gamma arrete in 1682.
(Robert Hooke Biography) He proposed mechanistic model of the human memory which addressed the components of encoding memory capacity repetition retrieval and forgetting he was also an architect who served as the surveyor of London City after the great fire in 1666 he helped to rebuild the city and co-designed many architecture.
Robert Hooke received the degree of doctor of physics he never married but his diary records that he had sexual relations with his niece Grace and several of his housekeepers he at one point records that one of these housekeepers gave birth to a girl but doesn’t know the paternity of the child he died in London United Kingdom on 3 March 1703 at the age 67 it is commonly believed that anyone who tabulates numbers is a statistician this is like believing that anyone who owns a scalpel is a surgeon said Robert Hooke (Robert Hooke Biography).