X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who received the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Several important discoveries have been made using X-rays. These penetrating rays are also used in many applications.

First published: May 15, 2001
Credits: Produced by Nobel Media in collaboration with Frank Close and Per Carlson

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MLA style: "X-rays". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2021. Web. 27 May 2022. <http://educationalgames.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/x-rays/>

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