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Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Wilhelm Röntgen

Discovery of X-Rays

 
 
Wilhelm Röntgen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 28, 2018
1. Wilhelm Röntgen Marker
Inscription.  
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
zum Gedenken
Hier entdeckte er
am 8. November 1895
die nach ihm benannten
Strahlen
Gestiftet 1970
Verschönerungsverein Würzburg

(English translation:)

In commemoration of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, who here on November 8, 1895, discovered the rays named after him (i.e., Roentgen- or X-Rays).
 
Erected 1970 by Verschönerungsverein Würzburg.
 
Location. 49° 48.016′ N, 9° 55.931′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Röntgen and Klinikstrasse, on the right when traveling east on Röntgen. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Würzburg, Bavaria 97070, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hermann Müller-Thurgau (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Boris Zarnik, Fritz Richard Baltzer (about 180 meters away); Ehem. Hauger Stiftshof / Former Haug Canon House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Philipp Franz Von Siebold (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Matthias von Lexer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Historicher Gedenkpunkt / A Place for Historical Contemplation

Wilhelm Röntgen Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 28, 2018
2. Wilhelm Röntgen Sculpture and Marker
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Eduard Buchner (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Julius von Sachs (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wilhelm Röntgen (Wikipedia). "Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. In honour of his accomplishments, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named element 111, roentgenium, a radioactive element with multiple unstable isotopes, after him." (Submitted on June 8, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Nobel physics Gedenktafel
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
<i>Prof. Roentgen</i> image. Click for full size.
A. Baumann, Munich (George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress), circa 1900
3. Prof. Roentgen
<i>The new Roentgen photography</i> image. Click for full size.
M. Huggins, Life, vol. 27 (Feb. 27, 1896 ), p. 155, (courtesy of the Library of Congress), February 27, 1896
4. The new Roentgen photography
"Look pleasant, please."
 
More. Search the internet for Wilhelm Röntgen.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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