About RoentgenAbout Roentgen
Name: Wilhelm Conrad RöntgenName: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Born: March 27, 1845 Died: February 10, 1923Born: March 27, 1845 Died: February 10, 1923
His greatest accomplishment was that he was theHis greatest accomplishment was that he was the
first person to discover X-Rays.first person to discover X-Rays.
Personal LifePersonal Life
Röntgen is German.Röntgen is German.
He was born in Lennep,He was born in Lennep,
Wilhelm married AnnaWilhelm married Anna
Bertha LudwigBertha Ludwig
They had one child,They had one child,
Josephine Bertha Ludwig,Josephine Bertha Ludwig,
who was adopted fromwho was adopted from
Anna’s brother.Anna’s brother.
Education/ ContributionsEducation/ Contributions
Wilhelm graduated with a PH.D. inWilhelm graduated with a PH.D. in
mechanical engineering frommechanical engineering from
University of Zurich.University of Zurich.
Few years later he began hisFew years later he began his
investigation on X-Rays, while heinvestigation on X-Rays, while he
worked as a professor.worked as a professor.
He donated his money from hisHe donated his money from his
Nobel Prize for Physics to hisNobel Prize for Physics to his
University, so students could getUniversity, so students could get
good education.good education.
Wilhelm received many pricesWilhelm received many prices
such as Doctor of Medicinesuch as Doctor of Medicine
Award, Rumford Metal, MatteucciAward, Rumford Metal, Matteucci
Metal, & element 111 named afterMetal, & element 111 named after