PHYSICS AS A PASSION.
The acquaintance with August Kundt becomes a decisive turning point
in Röntgen’s life. The young professor sparks his enthusiasm for physics, which up to this point had not been one of his interests.
Röntgen prepares his dissertation with the title “Studies on gases”. Inspired by the diligence and ability of his protégé, Kundt takes him along as an assistant after having received his appointment at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg in 1870.