Letters: Jan. 24, 2000

PERSON OF THE CENTURY

"Albert Einstein's contribution was more than a mere scientific discovery; it was a major leap forward in understanding." MARINUS J. WIJNBEEK Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Your choice of Albert Einstein was brilliantly appropriate on many levels [PERSON OF THE CENTURY, Dec. 31]. By recognizing Einstein as a surrogate for the contributions of science and technology and by recognizing his humanism and faults, you found in one person the important balance that we seek. Beyond acknowledging him for the implications of his famous equation E=mc2, one should credit Einstein with realizing there are peaceful uses of the atom for...

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