Nikola Tesla illustrates a unifying influence and enthusiasm for all civilizations in the inscription of peace and science. He was a genuine visionary far ahead of his contemporaries in the space of scientific evolution. New York State and many other states in the USA affirmed July 10, Tesla’s birthday- Nikola Tesla Day.
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Hungarian Empire, a province of Croatia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an architect in her own right of household accessories. Tesla studied at the Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague. At first, he aspired to specialize in physics and mathematics, but he became captivated with electricity.
Many books were penned about Tesla:

  • Margaret Cheney’s book Tesla: Man out of Time has contributed significantly to his fame.
  • A documentary film Nikola Tesla, The Genius Who Lit the World, produced by the Tesla Memorial Society.
  • The Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, The Secret of Nikola Tesla (Orson Welles), BBC Film Masters of the Ionosphere are other tributes to the great genius.

He embarked his profession as an electrical engineer with a telephone firm in Budapest, Hungary in 1881.

Ahead of taking off to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he modelled dynamos. While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Helpless to interest anyone in Europe in endorsing this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York. Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison:

“I know two great men,” wrote Batchelor, “one is you and the other is this young man.”

Tesla spent the next 59 years of his efficient life residency in New York. Tesla set about modifying Edison’s line of dynamos while working in Edison’s lab in New Jersey. It was here that his divergence of opinion with Edison over direct current versus alternating current started up. This controversy climaxed in the war of the currents as Edison revolted a losing battle to safeguard his investment in direct current equipment and facilities.

Tesla pointed out the inefficiency of Edison’s direct current electrical powerhouses that have been assembled up and down the Atlantic seaboard. The secret, he felt, lay in the use of alternating current, because to him all energies were cyclic. Nikola Tesla formulated a polyphase alternating current system of generators, motors and transformers and kept up 40 basic U.S. patents on the system, which George Westinghouse acquired, determined to supply America with the Tesla system. Edison did not want to lose his DC empire, and an unpleasant conflict happened. This was the debate of the currents between AC and DC. Tesla-Westinghouse ultimately emerged the victor because AC was a superior technology. It was a debate won for the advancement of both America and the world. Tesla launched his motors and electrical systems in a distinct paper, “A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers” which he conveyed before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1888.

Tesla’s A.C. induction motor is widely utilized throughout the world in industry and household devices. It ignited the industrial revolution at the turn of the century. Electricity today is induced transmitted and converted to mechanical power using his innovations. Tesla’s greatest attainment is his polyphase the alternating current system, which is today lighting the entire globe.

Tesla was an innovator in many spaces. The Tesla coil, which he invented in 1891, is widely used today in the radio and television sets and other electronic equipment. That year also marked the date of Tesla’s United States citizenship. His alternating current induction motor is considered one of the ten greatest discoveries of all time.

Among his discoveries are the fluorescent light, laser beam, wireless communications, wireless transmission of electrical energy, remote control, robotics, Tesla’s turbines and vertical take-off aircraft.

Tesla is the father of the radio and the modern electrical transmissions systems. He registered over 700 patents worldwide. His vision included the exploration of solar energy and the power of the sea. He anticipated interplanetary communications and satellites.
Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in the Hotel New Yorker, where he had abode for the last ten years of his existence. Room 3327 on the 33rd floor is the two-room suites he inhabited.



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