Richard Feynman is considered one of the great physicists of all time. He studied at MIT and Princeton and worked at both Caltech and Cornell. Feynman famously worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He also led the committee the investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work in Quantum Electrodynamics. His work in the 20th century is a must for anyone entering the field of physics.