Who is your favorite scientist?
More than just a guy with a cat, Erwin Schrodinger (yes, I know, he's a physicist)
developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory forming the basis of wave mechanics. He is the topic of today's google doodle and wikipedia has a great, easy to read article on his life's work and accomplishments. I've always thought his work to be of the most impressive accomplished in a single lifetime. We spent two weeks in Quantum Mechanics studying Schrodinger's wave theory and it's probably the only thing that will actually stick with me.
Who is your favorite scientist/physicist/inventor?