India on W. C. Roentgen

A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Discovery of Xrays / Röntgen rays by Wilhelm Röntgen :

1466 W. C. Roentgen [India Stamp 1995]Issued by India

Issued on Nov 8, 1995

Issued for : The Department of Post today issues a stamp in honour of Roentgen to commemorate the 100th years of his discovery. The FDC shows the world’s first – “official” X-Ray taken by Roentgen.

Courtesy : V. C. Nadkarni‘s report on the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association‘s Annual Congress at Bombay, published in the Sunday Review 29.1.95; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay.
Stamp Design : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 600 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in sheets of size 53.5 x 50.8 cms.

Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born on Mar 27, 1845 at Lennep, Rhine Province, German Confederation

Died on Feb 10, 1923 at Munich, Bavaria, Germany

About : 

  • Today the field has opened up remarkably. Computerised tomography or CT-Scans have been developed independently by Nobel prize winning South African physicist Allan M. Cormack and British engineer, Sir George Hounsfield. Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) have added startling facets to radiology.
  • What Roentgen discovered a hundred years ago has gone from strength to strength. Following the first paper On a new kind of Rays (Preliminary Communication), he published two more papers on the subject. In April 1900 Roentgen was appointed Professor of Physics and Director of the Physical Institute at the Ludwigo Maximilians University in Munich. In 1901 he received the first Nobel prize in Physics. He retired in 1920, and soon thereafter he breathed his last on February 10, 1921.

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