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When people today hear the word ‘physicist’, the first thing they think of is probably ‘Big Bang Theory’ and its main characters Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Rajesh. A pioneer in physics people tend to forget was Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. He is a Nobel Prize winner who was born in Remscheid and invented the X-ray. Being a romantic physicist, he convinced his wife to be the first test subject of this new method. As he X-rayed her hand, her bones became visible for the first time.