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Friday, February 28, 2020

«X-rays»

January 5, 1896

An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays. Röntgen's original paper, "On A New Kind Of Rays" (Über eine neue Art von Strahlen), was published 50 days later on 28 December 1895. On 5 January 1896, an Austrian newspaper reported Röntgen's discovery of a new type of radiation. Röntgen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Würzburg after his discovery. He published a total of three papers on X-rays between 1895 and 1897. Today, Röntgen is considered the father of diagnostic radiology, the medical specialty which uses imaging to diagnose disease.
Roentgen, X-rays

Wilhelm Rontgen

Wilhelm Rontgen
(March 27, 1845 - February 10, 1923)
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901
German physicist, physicist, Nobel laureate, Rontgen, X-rays
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