Murray Gell-Mann was one of the great physicists of the 20th century, with a huge list of accomplishments, the most broadly recognizable of which is the description and naming of the quark. He was awarded the Nobel prize in physics in 1969. He was also known for his extensive interest and knowledge in a wide range of fields outside of physics. From the late 1980s his research focus shifted to the study of complexity.
This profile should be expanded, but for now I recommend his Wikipedia article, his New York Times obituary, and the biographical information at the Nobel site.
These are just a sample. Gell-Mann has co-authored books on a wide range of topics, and been mentioned in dozens more.
Gell-Mann, Murray. (1994). The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex. 10.1063/1.2808634. ISBN 978-0805072532.
Gell-Mann, Murray and Yuval Ne'eman (2000). The Eightfold Way. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0738202990.
Gell-Mann, Murray and Constantino Tsallis (2004). Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications. Perseus. ISBN 978-0792345152.
Johnson, George. (2000). Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics. European Journal of Physics. 21. 275. 10.1088/0143-0807/21/3/701. ISBN 978-0679437642.
The quark was named in 1963, but only in 1972 did California allow citizens to customize their automobile license plates. At Caltech in the late 1970s there were a number of plates such as QUARKS and the usual variations such as QUARK1. I never knew Professor Gell-Mann, but I knew his car!