Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
Born: March 27, 1845, in Lennep, Rhine Province, Germany
Death: February 10, 1923 (Age: 77)
- 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 honor (2004).
- Nobel Prize for Physics (1901).
- Elliott Cresson Medal (1897).
- Matteucci Medal (1896).
- Rumford Medal (1896).