Wilhelm Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (27 Mairch 184510 Februar 1923) wis a German pheesicist, who, on 8 November 1895, producit an detectit electromagnetic radiation in a wavelenth range the day that wis kent as X-rays or Röntgen rays, a achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1901.[1] In honour o his accomplishments, in 2004 the Internaitional Union o Pur and Applee'd Chemistry (IUPAC) namit element 111, roentgenium, a radioactive element wi multiple unstable isotopes, efter him.

Wilhelm Röntgen
BornWilhelm Conrad Röntgen
27 Mairch 1845(1845-03-27)
Remscheid, Rhine Province, Germany
Dee'd10 Februar 1923(1923-02-10) (aged 77)
Munich, Germany
Alma mater
Kent forX-rays
AwairdsNobel Prize in Pheesics (1901)
Scientific career
X-ray astronomy
Doctoral advisorAugust Kundt
Doctoral students


  1. Novelline, Robert. Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology. Harvard University Press. 5th edition. 1997. ISBN 0-674-83339-2 p. 1.