Science: Death of a Dreamer

As it must to all men, Death came last week to John William Navin Sullivan. Son of a poor Irish sailor, Sullivan was one of the world's four or five most brilliant interpreters of physics to the world of common men—physics being a prosaic name for that vast branch of science which embraces the giddiest reaches of the universe, the four-dimensional time-space continuum of Relativity, the hidden dance and pulsations of electrons. He was also a novelist, a musician, a philosopher—above all, a dreamer.

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