Wilhelm Rontgen

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Birthday
27, 1845
Birthplace
Remscheid, Germany
Death Date
Feb 10, 1923 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1845
Birthplace
Remscheid, Germany
Death Date
Feb 10, 1923 (77)

About

German physicist, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range, which today are known as X-rays. For his work he won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

Before Fame

In 1869, he graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich.

Trivia

Working with a substance that gave off invisible light, he found the light went through most objects, but not human bones.

Family Life

His family moved from Germany to the Netherlands when he was three.

Associated With

He won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 two years before Marie Curie did.