THE FIRST NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS.
Five years after the discovery of the X-rays, the Nobel Prize committee honors Röntgen‘s achievement with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The Swedish Academy of Sciences invites him to Stockholm for the ceremonial awards of the first Nobel prizes ever. On the 10th of December, Röntgen receives the diploma, the cash prize of 50,000 crowns and a gold medal from the hands of the Swedish Crown Prince, followed by a sumptuous dinner. The next morning however, Röntgen
is already on his way back and leaves Stockholm without giving a speech like the other laureates.
The Nobel Prize is neither the first nor the last award that this
humble physicist receives. On the 10th anniversary of his discovery
his colleagues donate a marble plate in his honor, which is until today installed in this house.