Tuesday 8 November 2011

X-Ray Day

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Today is X-Ray Day. On this day in 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible.

Röntgen produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

1 comment(s):

dramiscal said...

Thank you from an x-ray technologist, and thanks to Mr. Rontgen for my job!!!