I don't think there been a thread on a use'sr favorite physicist , so I decided to create one. For me , Richard feynman because he tried to help both graduate student and the lay public under QED and any other topic on physics. And to me , he comes across as a regular guy you would play poker with instead of a supergenius. I'm not going to doubt that he wasn't a smart man . I'm only saying that did not come across as intimidating to other to laymen and had the a'priori notion that anyone can learn and understand physics. He also , in a subtle manner, criticize academic elitism ; he pointed out that he didn't like clubs or organizations that existed primary for people to talk about how smart they were or how high their IQ was.