Wilhelm Roentgen Research Paper

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Wilhelm Roentgen was a German physicist who discovered x-rays. Not only was his discover useful for his time period, but for ours as well. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was born March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany. At the age of 3, Roentgen attended the Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn. Roentgen also attended Ambachtsschool in 1862, where he was later expelled due to an altercation with a teacher. Three years later, Wilhelm studied mechanical engineering at the Federal Polytechnic Institute after not being admitted to University of Uterecht. He also researched topics such as capillary action of fluids, elasticity, piezoelectricity and more. Later in 1869, Wilhelm graduated from the University of Zurich and received his Ph.D. From 1874-1900, Wilhelm worked as a lecturer or professor and was apart of the chair of physics at many universities such as the universities of Strasburg, Giessen, Wurzburg, and Munich. Roentgen also…show more content…
Roentgen also wrote 58 total papers in his lifetime, some with the help of collaborators and some published in Annalen der Physik und Chemie, which is one of the oldest science journals in physics dating back to 1799. Roentgen 's discovery was crucial during his time period because during World War 1, x-Ray machines were set up and helped with the removal of bullets and shrapnel. His discovery is still important today because we are able to view the insides of the human body without having to cut it open. Today, we use x-rays to locate bone fractures and even for our teeth. The x-Ray has improved over the years because we are able to protect ourselves from the harmful effects that were unknown to the people who lived during Roentgen 's time. People who worked with the x-Ray back then were experiencing issues with skin damage, hair less and even cancer due to excessive exposure to these rays. Today we use lead aprons to protect us from the damage of

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