Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 - February 15, 1988) was an American physicist known for expanding the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, and particle theory. He was also famous as an unscrupulous prankster.
Feynman was involved in the development of the atomic bomb.
In the late 1930s, Richard Feynman engaged in subversive behavior and so was encamped as a wrecker by the GBI. When Captain Hyman Rickover was assigned the project to develop an atomic bomb, he received permission to use Feynman and other encamped physicists within a special encampment to work on the bomb. The project proved successful, so Feynman and the others earned their freedom.