I thought it'd just be interesting to see who people's favourite physicists are. I think people often slander physicists for being too 'nerdy' and tunnel-visioned and they don't appreciate that like any other academic discipline, to be a top gun requires a great vigour of mind. But anyway, back to the question, here's my answer: My two favourites are Einstein and Feynman (hence my username. :tongue:) I love Einstein because he's an absolute genius but more importantly because of his philosophical views of science as a tool to progress society and religion. I love Feynman because he's a 'practical physicist' - although he's incredibly smart (you'd have to be to understand quantum electrodynamics), he can reduce the complex to simple and he's got the gift of being able to teach to the layman. That's my two cents... now I'd like to hear yours.