The most badass physicist you've probably never heard of

He fought Spanish soldiers before puberty, convinced a friend not to assassinate Napoleon as a teen, provoked an archbishop to violence, brokered a peace with some bandits, took on a mob, and once broke out of prison. His name is François Arago, and he just might be the most interesting physicist in the world. » 5/04/12 12:40pm 5/04/12 12:40pm