William Roengten

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William Roengten

  1. 1. William Roentgen
  2. 2. •Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen •Born on March 27, 1845 in Lennep, Prussia. •Died on February 10, 1923 in Munich, Germany. •Greatest Accomplishment was inventing the X-ray or Röntgen rays be detecting electromagnetic radiation with wavelength range. •“I didn't think; I experimented."
  3. 3. Background  Was the only child of a manufacturer of cloth, and a merchant . Charlotte Constanze Frowein of Amsterdam was his mother.  Is of German Nationality.  The family moved to Apeldoorn.
  4. 4. Education  Roentgen went to boarding school, Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn while in Apeldoorn.  After Martinus Herman van Doorn, he attended the ambachts school from 1861-1863, in Utrecht.  Attend the University of Utrecht were he received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1869.  Then the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich.
  5. 5. Positions held  A lecturer at the University of Strassburg in 1874.  Was a professor at the Academy of Agriculture at Hohenheim,Württemberg in 1875.  In 1876, returned as a professor of physics at Strassburg.  Rontgen was appointed the chair of physics at the University of Giessen in 1879.  Then obtained the physics chair at the University of Würzburg in 1888.
  6. 6. Personal Life  Rontgen married Anna Bertha Ludwig in 1872.  Adopted Josephine Bertha Ludwig in 1887 at age 6, daughter of Rontgen’s brother-in-law.  On 10 February 1923 Rontgen died from carcinoma of the intestine.  In his will, he asked for his personal and scientific correspondence to be destroyed.
  7. 7. Awards  Was the first to received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.  Rontgen donated all the money to his university and refused the rays to be named after him.  Rumford Medal in 1896  Matteucci Medal in 1896  Elliott Cresson Medal in 1897
  8. 8. References  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Röntgenemained  http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1901/rontgen-bio
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  10. 10. Thank you!!! :) By 95012825

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