125 Years of Discovery of X-Ray
Discovery of X-ray instantly revolutionized the fields of physics and medicine. On December 28, 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen submitted his first communication, “On a New Kind of Rays,” in the Proceedings of the Würzburg Physico-Medical Society. This was a significant scientific advancement that ultimately benefitted a variety of fields which bestowed Röntgen with numerous accolades, including the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901.
X-ray diagnosis became an important analytical tool in various fields of science and industry. From helping doctors to view inside the body without incision to discover the high temperature objects in the universe using space telescopes, X-rays have been used in numerous ways. X-ray crystallography technique helped to discover the atomic & molecular structure of crystals as well as DNA & proteins. X-rays are being used in modern science to create an atmosphere of extreme temperature & pressure to provide opportunities to do experiments on plasma, nuclear physics, lasers etc. In everyday life, X-rays are being applied for medical radiotherapy, luggage security scanning, industrial radiography, detective departments, and in many other fields.
Remembering the discovery of Roentgen, BITM will inaugurate a small but informative exhibition entitled ‘125 Years of Discovery of X-Ray’ on 28 December 2021 at 11:30 am at BITM. Prof. Tapas Chakraborty, Director, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science shall be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the exhibition. The four panel exhibition depicts the history, development and modern application of X-ray in various fields.
You are cordially invited.