Writers For The Century

Years ago, when some of us began thinking about who might be Person of the Century, Albert Einstein was one person who made each of our short lists. It was, above all, a century that would be remembered for advances in science and technology. Einstein stood out as its greatest scientific genius, and his work touched the most important fields of technology: nuclear weapons, television, space travel, lasers and semiconductors.

Since then, we've assembled panels of experts to help us choose our top nominees, who were profiled in the five issues of our TIME 100 series and on CBS News specials...

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