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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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
27 March 1845
Lennep, Rhine Province,
10 February 1923
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
University of Strassburg
University of Hohenheim
University of Giessen
University of Würzburg
University of Munich
Matteucci Medal (1896)
Rumford Medal (1896)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1897)
Barnard Medal (1900)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1901)
- Wilhelm Röntgen – Wikipedia
Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen (/ˈrɛntɡən, -dʒən, ˈrʌnt-/; German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈʁœntɡən]; 27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German 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.
- Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – Biographical
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was born on March 27, 1845, at Lennep in the Lower Rhine Province of Germany, as the only child of a merchant in, and manufacturer of, cloth.
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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 Conrad Rontgen | German physicist | Britannica.com
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Röntgen also spelled Roentgen, (born March 27, 1845, Lennep, Prussia [now Remscheid, Germany]—died February 10, 1923, Munich, Germany), physicist who was a recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics, in 1901, for his discovery of X-rays, which heralded the age of modern physics and revolutionized diagnostic medicine.
- Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and the Discovery of X-Ray Beams
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiations which emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons.
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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a Nobel-winning German scientist who is credited with the discovery of X-rays.
- Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen – Imagine the Universe! – NASA
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the first scientist to observe and record X-rays, first finding them on November 8, 1895.
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Röntgen was the only son of Friedrich Conrad Röntgen, a cloth manufacturer and merchant of Lennep, who belonged to an old Lutheran Rhineland family.