Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, Röntgen attended high school in Utrecht, Netherlands. In 1865, he was expelled from high school when one of his teachers intercepted a caricature.[clarification needed] Without a high school diploma, Röntgen could only attend university in the Netherlands as a visitor. In 1865, he tried to attend Utrecht University without having the necessary credentials required for a regular student. Upon hearing that he could enter the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich (today known as the ETH Zurich), he passed its examinations, and began studies there as a student of mechanical engineering. In 1869, he graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich; once there, he became a favorite student of Professor August Kundt, whom he followed to the University of Strassburg.

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Name(s):
      Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Occupation:
      Mechanical Engineer
      Physicist
Birth:
      27 March 1845
      Lennep, Rhine Province,
      German Confederation
Death:
      10 February 1923
      Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Eductions:
      University of Strassburg
      University of Hohenheim
      University of Giessen
      University of Würzburg
      University of Munich
Awards:
      Matteucci Medal (1896)
      Rumford Medal (1896)
      Elliott Cresson Medal (1897)
      Barnard Medal (1900)
      Nobel Prize in Physics (1901)


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