Clifford (of cosmicvariance) has started a debate to decide on the Greatest Physics Paper. This is ofcourse a matter of preference..but a debate on such topics can be a nice way to look back at the wonderful history of Physics and Scientific Thought. So.. if u have special choices, go and comment there. Current favorites seem to be the Principia, Kepler’s observations,Maxwell’s paper on reformulating laws of Electricity and Magnetism,Einstein’s spl relativity paper and Dirac’s two papers that laid the foundation of the unification of SR and QM.(my prediction : principia will win hands down..competition is for the rest of the places 😉 )
ps: i am pushing a particular paper by Emelie Noether, agst the other heavyweights.. u r welcome to support it!
Update : Still no support for Noether!