Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
Richard Feynman was born in Queens, New York. In 1942, Feynman joined the Manhattan Project, and was a group leader in the theoretical division. After the war, he followed Hans Bethe to Cornell University. He developed a simple notation to describe the complex behavior of subatomic particles.
In 1965, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for work in quantum electrodynamics. Feynman died February 15, 1988 from cancer.