Who are the most significant physicists of all time?

I always assumed it was Einstein but I guess I was wrong. I was at a wedding reception for an old friend of mine, incidentally he is a physics instructor , and I was seated with his friends, both majored in physics. They told me the top three. 1- Galileo 2-Newton 3- Niels Bohr ( never heard of him ). Neither... show more I always assumed it was Einstein but I guess I was wrong. I was at a wedding reception for an old friend of mine, incidentally he is a physics instructor , and I was seated with his friends, both majored in physics. They told me the top three.

1- Galileo
2-Newton
3- Niels Bohr ( never heard of him ).

Neither one put Einstein in the top 5.
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