Man of the Century Essay by Research Group

Man of the Century
Explains why Albert Einstein was chosen as Man of the Century by Time Magazine.
# 27559 | 1,483 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 10, 2003 in Physics (Relativity) , Physics (Quantum) , History (European - 20th Century)

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The paper shows that by Time Magazine selecting Albert Einstein as Man of the Century (above other contenders such as Adolph Hitler or Gandhi), we recognize that this century has been the century of scientific inquiry, scientific developments and a major shift in scientific thought - a shift so profound that it has extended beyond science to how we view the world, our place in it and our place in the universe at large. The paper explains how Einstein's theories and thoughts changed the face of science so dramatically.

From the Paper:

"The shift brought about by Einstein would lead to a wide variety of possibilities, from the frightening atomic bomb to nuclear power. More importantly, it involved a major shift in how we view the universe, how we explain reality on the largest (cosmological) and smallest (atomic and below) levels, and eventually how we explain the origin of reality itself. Einsteinian theory remains strong because subsequent experimentation and improved means of observation have offered support for much of what Einstein predicted."

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