Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

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Awards Won
In recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays (or x-rays) (1901, Nobel Prize in Physics)
 

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Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Honor
"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him" (1901, X-ray)
 

Inventor

Inventions
X-ray generator
 

Deceased Person

Date of death
1923-02-10
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Education
Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn
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Date of birth
1845-03-27
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KWTopic

Assessment
Roentgen's research also included work on elasticity, capillary action of fluids, specific heats of gases, conduction of heat in crystals, absorption of heat by gases, and piezoelectricity.
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natural sciences and mathematics
Disciplines
physicist
Connections from
wilhelm conrad roentgen continued work of james clerk maxwell (Martha Maxwell)
wilhelm conrad roentgen theory confirmed by hendrik antoon lorentz (Hendrik Lorentz)
wilhelm conrad roentgen work related to william crookes (William Crookes)
Connections to
x-rays discovered by wilhelm conrad roentgen (X-Rays)
eugen goldstein influenced wilhelm conrad roentgen (Eugene Goldstein, influenced)
hendrik antoon lorentz work related to wilhelm conrad roentgen (Hendrik Lorentz)
Has sentences
Roentgen's research took an unexpected turn on 8 November 1895 when, in order to observe the luminescence caused by cathode rays more clearly, Roentgen darkened his laboratory and enclosed his Crookes tube (without a Lenard window) within opaque black car (Details)
When he turned on the apparatus, he noticed that a screen covered with barium platinocyanide crystals, about a metre from the tube, began to glow. (Details)
This was a great surprise, as Roentgen knew that cathode rays could travel no more than a few centimetres in air. (Details)
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