On 3 July 2020, a public symposium is dedicated to the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923), whose 175th birthday is being remembered worldwide this year and who discovered X-ray radiation 125 years ago.
The Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Symposium is jointly organized by the Swiss Physical Society (SPS), the Physikalische Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ), and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).
Three talks will highlight Röntgen's biography, which led to the discovery of X-rays and the first Nobel Prize in Physics, as well as the current state of research and applications, in which X-rays play a fundamental role today.
The program starts after the general coffee break as follows:
11:15 - 12:00: Ralph Claessen, University of Würzburg, Röntgen's discovery: from serendipity to scientific revolution
12:00 - 12:45: Marco Stampanoni, ETH Zürich, 125 years of X-ray imaging and still eager to push further
12:45 - 13:30: Clemens Schulze-Briese, Dectris Ltd. Baden, X-rays in industry and society, what we do today and what can be done tomorrow
The public is cordially invited to attend these lectures that will be given in English; admission is free and registration is not required.
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No