Wilhelm Rontgen

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Wilhelm RontgenName: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen

Born: March 27, 1845 in Lennep, Rhine Province, Germany

Death: February 10, 1923 (Age: 77)

Computer related contributions

  • German physicist who produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays in 1895.

Honors and awards

  • IUPAC named element number 111 Roentgenium (Rg) in his honour (2004)
  • Nobel Prize for Physics (1901)
  • Elliott Cresson Medal (1897)
  • Matteucci Medal (1896)
  • Rumford Medal (1896)​