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Based on this question Are there any anonymous contributions to mathematics that had a great impact? , I would like to ask the same question for physics. Physics is different from mathematics in the sense that you need to experiments in order to move on, so I guess an anonymous contribution would be much harder.

Looking at the examples of the mathematics thread, I wonder if a 4chan equivalent post (https://hsm.stackexchange.com/a/13394/6609) on particle or cosmology could ever be taken seriously.

Are there anonymous contributions to physics with large impact in the history of the field?

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Sophie Germain basically invented the theory of elasticity, but published under a pseudonym.

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