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Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen was a German physicist best known for his X-rays.

• Born: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen 27 March 1845 Lennep, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
• Died: 10 February 1923 (aged 77) Munich, Bavaria, Germany
• Education: ETH Zurich, University of Zurich
• Known for: Discovery of X-rays, Magnetoelectric effect, Dielectric elastomer EAPs

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 on November 8, 1895, as a German mechanical engineer and physicist for generating and detecting electromagnetic radiation in a range of wavelengths known as X-rays or Roentgen rays. To honor Roentgen's achievements, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named after him element number 111: roentgenium, a radioactive element with several unstable isotopes. The unit of measure roentgen was also named after him.

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