Gordon Freeman is a fictional character, the main protagonist of the Half-Life video game series. He is a theoretical physicist (Ph.D. from MIT)
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dijkstra studied theoretical physics at Leiden University
Kind of. In reality, Dijkstra was a famous computer scientist who didn’t actually try to liberate humanity from space aliens, but from GOTO statements. And the only crowbar he wielded was a rhetorical one.
Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses. – Edsger W. Dijkstra
I’d like to think that Gordon Freeman is Valve’s interpretation of Dijkstra if he decided to stick with the theoretical physics though.