I've got a term paper due in a couple of weeks and I need to find a historical physicist to write it about. The paper will highlight his/her's contributions to physics and will be a bit on the technical side (including equations, maybe some derivations and proofs). I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to who I should write it about. Are there any lesser known people I could reasonably write a paper on that would be interesting? I've thought about doing Euler, or Oppenheimer, but these guys are so famous and well known already. Someone in the field of particle physics or QFT, QM in general would be cool. Thanks a lot!