Coimbra Exhibition

First Nobel Prize

CreatorSofia Gisberg
Place of OriginStockholm; Sweden
DescriptionThe Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1901 was the first ever granted. It precedes a long series of reputable research accomplished around the world. Röntgen earned the prize for his discovery of the X-ray (or Röntgen radiation), a scientific breakthrough in the field of electromagnet radiation with an impact on a wide array of other fields, such as astronomy, industry and of course medicine.
TagsNobel; Prize; X-Ray; Roentgen
Dimensions40 x 58
Material/Mediumgold on parchment, leather with gold embossing
Institutional Link to Object
Image Rights Holder© University Archives Wuerzburg
Photographic CreditsMarcus Holtz
Metadata RightsCC-0