First Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German/Dutch mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

Nobel Prize Quote: “In recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him.”

Date:
      1901
Name(s):
      Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Occupation:
      Physicist,
      Mechanical Engineer
Discovered:
      X-Rays (also known as Rontgen Rays)


Additional Information:

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
  • Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 – Presentation Speech
    Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences received from Alfred Nobel the privilege of awarding two of the great Prizes which he founded in his will – the Prizes in those branches of Science which lay nearest his heart – those in Physics and Chemistry.
  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – Facts – Nobelprize.org
    Wilhelm Röntgen was born in Lennep, Germany, but grew up in Holland. Röntgen earned his undergraduate degree at the ETH Zurich university and received his doctorate in physics from the University of Zurich.
  • Wilhelm Röntgen – Wikipedia
    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (/ˈrɛntɡən, -dʒən, ˈrʌnt-/; German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈʁœntɡən]; 27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German/Dutch mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

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