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  • n  English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term `cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703)

  • Early Puritan writers considered Marlowe's terrible end at the age of 29 and at the height of his fame a just punishment for his atheism, wrote "See what a hooke the Lord put in .
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  • Lord Rees in ShortNews.com
    Robert Hooke was a colossal figure in the founding of modern science, and these documents represent an irreplaceable record of his contribution,said Lord Rees of Ludlow, President of the Royal Society.
  • Victor Costello in Irish Times
    I am particularly honoured to be accepting this award and joining the former players' already inducted into the IRUPA Hooke & MacDonald Hall of Fame,said Costello on hearing the news. "This award means an awful lot to me, especially as it...

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