Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Symposium

Time

13:15 - 17:45

Venue

ETH Zürich
Hönggerberg
8093 Zürich

This public symposium is dedicated to the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845 - 1923) and his vibrant legacy today. Röntgen studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zürich and obtained his PhD in physics in 1869 from the University of Zürich. In 2020 his 175th birthday and the 125th anniversary of his discovery of X-rays should have been celebrated, but the event had to be shifted to 2021 due to the pandemic.

Plakat des Röntgen-Symposium 2021
Image: www.indico.cern.ch

In 2020 his 175th birthday and the 125th anniversary of his discovery of X-rays should have been celebrated, but the occasion had to be shifted to 2021 due to the pandemics. The symposium will take place at the ETH Zürich / Hönggerberg. Several talks will highlight Röntgen's biography, as well as the current state of research and applications, in which X-rays play a fundamental role.

Since the combination of history and modern research is particularly attractive to young people, the organizing societies plan a special program in the morning before the Röntgen Symposium, where selected students, namely winners of the SwissPhO and similar competitions, can visit physics laboratories on Hönggerberg and get first-hand information about current research activities.

The public is cordially invited to attend the symposium lectures that will be given in English; admission is free. Due to the pandemic situation, registration via the following link is asked, where you confirm to have a valid Covid certificate (either fully vaccined, recovered, or tested).

Registration Link

A livestream allowing to follow the talks remotely will be active during the event:

Livestream Link

The Young Talents Day and 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).

Symposium program:

13:15 - 14:00: Ralph Claessen, Universität Würzburg, Röntgen's discovery: from serendipity to scientific revolution
14:00 - 14:45: Marco Stampanoni, ETH Zürich, 125 years of X-ray imaging and still eager to push further
14:45 - 15:15: Coffee break
15:15 - 15:45: Clemens Schulze-Briese, Dectris Ltd. Baden, X-rays in industry and society, what we do today and what can be done tomorrow
15:45 - 16:15: Davide Bleiner, EMPA, Progress in small scale X-ray lasers
16:15 - 16:45: Stéphane Paltani, Université de Genève, The revolution of X-ray astronomy
16:45 - 17:45: Apéro

  • Speakers and organisers of the Röntgen Symposium 2021 (from left to right): Hanspeter Beck (SPS), Davide Bleiner (Empa), Stéphane Paltani (Uni. Genève), Ralph Claessen (Univ. Würzburg), Marc Türler (SCNAT), Clemens Schulze-Briese (Dectris Ltd), Marco Stampanoni (ETHZ) , Thomas Ihn (PGZ)
  • The five speakers of the Röntgen Symposium 2021 (from left to right): Davide Bleiner, Stéphane Paltani, Ralph Claessen, Clemens Schulze-Briese, Marco Stampanoni
  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen from the University of Würzburg describes Röntgen's career
  • Prof. Marco Stampanoni presents at the Röntgen Symposium 2021 how X-ray phase analysis complements absorption images.
  • Dr. Clemens Schulze-Briese presenting X-rays in industry and society at the Röntgen Symposium 2021.
  • Dr. Davide Bleiner shows the progress in the evolution of small-scale X-ray laser at the Röntgen Symposium 2021
  • Prof. Stéphane Paltani presents an early X-ray image of the moon at the Röntgen Symposium 2021.
  • Speakers and organisers of the Röntgen Symposium 2021 (from left to right): Hanspeter Beck (SPS), Davide Bleiner (Empa), Stéphane Paltani (Uni. Genève), Ralph Claessen (Univ. Würzburg), Marc Türler (SCNAT), Clemens Schulze-Briese (Dectris Ltd), Marco Stampanoni (ETHZ) , Thomas Ihn (PGZ)Image: SCNAT1/7
  • The five speakers of the Röntgen Symposium 2021 (from left to right): Davide Bleiner, Stéphane Paltani, Ralph Claessen, Clemens Schulze-Briese, Marco StampanoniImage: SCNAT2/7
  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen from the University of Würzburg describes Röntgen's careerImage: SCNAT3/7
  • Prof. Marco Stampanoni presents at the Röntgen Symposium 2021 how X-ray phase analysis complements absorption images.Image: SCNAT4/7
  • Dr. Clemens Schulze-Briese presenting X-rays in industry and society at the Röntgen Symposium 2021.Image: SCNAT5/7
  • Dr. Davide Bleiner shows the progress in the evolution of small-scale X-ray laser at the Röntgen Symposium 2021Image: SCNAT6/7
  • Prof. Stéphane Paltani presents an early X-ray image of the moon at the Röntgen Symposium 2021.Image: SCNAT7/7

Intended for

Age:
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+

Activity

Content: medium

Interactivity: passive

Inside/outside: inside

Categories

Languages: English
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No