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Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, seated
Image: Deutsches Röntgen-MuseumImage: Deutsches Röntgen-Museum

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born in March 1845, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-rays, which are used in medicine and elsewhere to produce images of internal organs. Röntgen received the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physics. He died in February 1923.