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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
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. Entdeckungsort der Röntgenstrahlen / Site of the Discovery of X-Rays (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kohlrausch, Roentgen, and Wien (about 120 meters away); Adolf Eugen Fick (about 150 meters away); Friedrich Wilhelm Scanzoni von Lichtenfels (about 150 meters away); Hermann Müller-Thurgau (about 180 meters away);

Wilhelm Röntgen Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 28, 2018
2. Wilhelm Röntgen Sculpture and Marker
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). 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
 
<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."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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