Tesla Symposium

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) significantly influenced technological development with his polyphase system inventions. The system is in cornerstone of modern electrical energy production, long-distance transmission, and use of electrical currents. Beside inventing the induction motor, he invented the Tesla coil - a high frequency transformer, which is an essential part of all contemporary high frequency devices. Tesla also pioneered research into other effects produced by his currents, such as the possibility of induction heating, ozone production, and effects on the human organism. His inventions have been crucial to the development of many of today’s technologies including the radio, radar, television, motors of all kinds, and computers. He is also credited with predicting the emerging energy problem as early as 1900. After death of Nikola Tesla in 1943, all his belongings have been inherited by his nephew and transferred to Belgrade where in 1955 the Nikola Tesla Museum has been opened. His ashes are also in the Museum. After his death, the name „Tesla“ was given to the unit of magnetic induction. 


The Nikola Tesla Archive in Belgrade (Serbia) constitutes a unique collection of over 160,000 pages of the patents decumentations, scientific correspondence, scientific papers, manuscripts, technical drawings, scientific measuring data, personal documents, and legal papers as well as over 1,000 original photographs of Tesla’s experiments and inventions, all of which are indispensable to the study of the history of electrification. Nikola Tesla’s Archive in Belgrade joins Memory of the World register. 

image001.jpgNikola Tesla's father Milutun, the priest of Serbian Orthodox Church

image002.jpgTesla at age 23


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Above: Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls unveiled on July 9, 2006. Tesla is standing atop an AC motor, one of the 700 inventions he patented.


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Above: Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls unveiled on July 9, 2006. Tesla is standing atop an AC motor, one of the 700 inventions he patented. In the background is Niagara Falls, Canadian side.
 

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Nikola Tesla's experiment
 

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Nikola Tesla's Museum in Belgrade