Which physics Nobel laureate was expelled from school for laughing at a teacher?

  1. juniorsbook profile image72
    juniorsbookposted 7 years ago

    Which physics Nobel laureate was expelled from school for laughing at a teacher?

  2. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 7 years ago

    Apparently, according to a quick Google search, none was--exactly, at least.  But you're probably thinking of Wilhelm Roentgen, who, according to Wikipedia:

    ". . . attended the ambachtsschool in Utrecht. He was expelled for refusing to reveal the identity of a classmate guilty of drawing an unflattering portrait of one of the school's teachers. Not only was he expelled, he subsequently found that he could not gain admittance into any other Dutch or German gymnasium."

    He had to take an irregular route into academe as a result, so it was a serious obstacle to overcome.

 
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