Robert Hooke's dizzying list of contributions to the scientific revolution of the 17th century spans the spectrum of physical, biological, geological, and applied sciences. He demonstrated keen practical and geometric intuition, manual dexterity, an indefatigable work ethic, and skill in dealing with people. One of Isaac Newton's impressive accomplishments was suppressing Hooke’s memory, and much of Hooke’s credit for making London a more beautiful city went to Christopher Wren, but after three centuries the star of this first professional scientist is finally ascending.

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided

Image: Rita Greer, Robert Hooke memorial portrait for The Open University, 2009, File:15_Memorial_Portrait_at_The_Open_University.JPG

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