Science: Sullivan's Newton

The late John William Navin Sullivan was an able mathematician, a gifted and lucid interpreter of physics, a lover of music, a searcher for beauty in both music and science. A lonely and meditative man himself, he regarded Beethoven as the greatest of all musicians, Newton as the greatest of all scientists. His life of Beethoven is one of his best-known books. A few days before he died last August in Surrey, England, of disseminated sclerosis, he completed his Isaac Newton. Last week this book was published in the U. S.*

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