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Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad Line breaks: Wil|helm Con¦rad Rönt|gen
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌntjən/
/ˈrɒntɡ(ə)n/ /ˈrœntɡn/

Definition of Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad in English:

( 1845–1923), German physicist, the discoverer of X-rays. He was a skilful experimenter and worked in a variety of areas as well as radiation. He was awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901.

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