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  1. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (/ ˈ r ɛ n t ɡ ə n,-dʒ ə n, ˈ r ʌ n t-/; German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈʁœntɡən] i; 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 ...

  2. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Röntgen also spelled Roentgen, (born March 27, 1845, Lennep, Prussia [now Remscheid, Germany]—died February 10, 1923, Munich, Germany), physicist who received 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 ...

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  3. Biographical. W ilhelm 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. His mother was Charlotte Constanze Frowein of Amsterdam, a member of an old Lennep family which had settled in Amsterdam.

  4. So said Wilhelm Röntgen when asked what he was thinking on November 8, 1895, at the moment he discovered X-rays. His investigations and the resulting paper, “On a New Kind of Rays,” took the world by storm, revolutionized medicine, and earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 (1).

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  6. Dec 15, 2022 · Última edición el 15 de diciembre de 2022 . Wilhelm Röntgen (1845 – 1923) fue un ingeniero mecánico y físico alemán conocido por producir y detectar la radiación electromagnética en un rango de longitud de onda conocido como rayos X o rayos Röntgen.

  7. Lived 1845 - 1923. The German physicist, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the first person to systematically produce and detect electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as x-rays or Röntgen rays. His discovery of x-rays was a great revolution in the fields of physics and medicine and electrified the general public.

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