Blog: Einstein in the NewsEinstein's science genius wasn't just about IQ
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 Why was it Albert Einstein -- and not some other clever physicist -- who changed our view of the cosmos in 1905? What allowed this young man to see what so many others had missed?
No one can say whether he was truly the smartest man alive. There certainly were other smart scientists at work at the same time, but Einstein did have a unique vision, a gift for identifying the most important problems in physics, and a dogged determination to keep pursuing them.
One advantage -- and it certainly wouldn't have seemed like an advantage at the time -- is that Einstein was an outcast.
Full story from The Boston Globe. posted by Einstein A to Z