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Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World

  • Rotating Magnetic Field – Discovered 1882 in Budapest, Hungary
  • Alternating Current – Lighting the Whole World Today
  • AC Motor – One of the Ten Greatest Discoveries of All Time
  • Tesla Coil
  • Tesla Unit T =W/m²
    All MRI machines are calibrated in Tesla Units
  • Radio
  • Neon Lights
  • Robotics
  • Free Energy
  • Columbian Exposition – 1893 – Chicago, Illinois
    The World’s Fair
    America Celebrates 400 Years Since Discovery
    Victory of Alternating Current Electricity
  • Niagara Falls Power Plant – 1896
  • Colorado Springs Laboratory – 1899
  • Wardenclyffe Tower (Tesla’s Wireless World System) 1901 – 1905
  • Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires
  • Use of Ionosphere for scientific purposes

Tesla Links to other Tesla Websites

Above: Tesla’s Alternating Current is lighting the entire globe and providing electricity for industry and progress.

Tesla Corner

Above: Nikola Tesla Street Corner on West 40th Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, New York.


Above: Commemorative Plaque on Building (32 West 40 Street, Manhattan, New York), “The Engineers Club”, was erected in memory of famous American Engineers who helped America transform from a largely agricultural nation to an architectural and industrial empire. Nikola Tesla’s name is included on the plaque among other famous Americans. Susannah Norris-Lindsay, artist who designed the commemorative plaque, was instrumental in putting Nikola Tesla’s name on the plaque.

Radio Wave Building

Above:  Plaque of Nikola Tesla on
Radio Wave Building.  Radio Wave Building located at 49 West 27th
Street (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue), Lower Manhattan. It was the
former Gerlach Hotel, where Tesla lived before the end of the century and
experimented with Radio Waves, in 1896.

Nikola Tesla’s Alternating Current Electricity is driving our civilization to progress – Nikola Tesla is “The Genius Who Lit The World”

Satellite Photo of “Earth at Night” – Tesla’s Electrical Lights over continents  was published in the National Geographic Magazine, November Issue 2004

Above: Earth at Night (click to enlarge).
Tesla’s Alternating Current is today lighting the globe.  Photo
by NASA satellites.

Links for Tesla and non-Tesla Websites

Board Members of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York

Tesla Memorial Society of New York (30 year history of the Society) written by Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President of the Society

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth in the Year 2006

United States Governors Proclamations Proclaiming in their States “Nikola Tesla Day” on July 10th

Tesla-related places in New York City

Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls (Canadian side) was unveiled on July 9, 2006

Above: Tesla Monument at
Niagara Falls
(Canadian side), Queen Victoria Park, unveiled
on July 9, 2006.  Tesla is standing atop an AC motor, one of the
700 inventions he patented. The monument was the work of Canadian
sculptor Les Dryzdale.

Above: Tesla Monument at Goat Island, Niagara Falls,
New York.  Gift of Yugoslavia to the United States, 1976. 
Nikola Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara
Falls.  This was the final victory of Tesla’s Alternating Current
over Edison’s Direct Current.  The monument was the work of
Croatian sculptor Frane Krsinic.

Tesla Memorial Society of New York is celebrating its 27th
anniversary.  It was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1979.  It
is the oldest Tesla Society in North America dedicated to keeping the
memory of Nikola Tesla alive.  We are committed to the pursuit of
science, progress, brotherhood among all nations and religions around
the world.

Above: New York City, Manhattan.  Nikola Tesla lived and worked in New York City for almost 60 years.

Above: Tesla ashes were placed in a golden sphere, Tesla Museum, Belgrade.

International “Nikola Tesla Day”

Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade Website

Above: Nikola Tesla, showing the inventor in the effulgent glory of myriad tongues of electrical flame, New York Sunday World, 1894.

Above: Nikola Tesla, with Roger Boskovich’s book “Theoria
Philosophiae Naturalis”, in front of the spiral coil of his
high-frequency transformer at East Houston St., New York

Above: The letterhead of Tesla’s business stationery recalls some of his more important inventions.

Click here for Memory of the World, United Nations (Unesco)

Above: Wardenclyffe Tower with electrical sparks.  Tesla built
this tower to transfer electricity without wires to electrify the entire
earth and to be the first broadcasting system in the world.

Above: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, the place where Michael Pupin and  Nikola Tesla had funeral services.

Above: Transmitting Tesla Tower and Laboratory built in 1901-1905 by
Stanford White, famous architect and Tesla’s friend.  Located in
Wardenclyffe, Long Island.  This was to be the first broadcasting
system in the world.  Tesla also wanted to transmit electricity
from this Tower to the whole globe without wires using the Ionosphere. 
The source of the transmitted electricity was to be the Niagara Falls
power plant.

Above: Nikola Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in
Niagara Falls.  This was the final victory of Tesla’s Alternating
Current over Edison’s Direct Current.  This is the interior of
Power House No. 1 of the Niagara Falls Power Company (1895-1899).

Above: View of the main water-fall at the Niagara river.  Beginning
of the 20th century.

Above: Experimental Station at Colorado Springs where the first wireless
transmission experiments were preformed (1899-1900). 

Above: Tesla sits below the Tesla Coil in his Colorado Spring
Laboratory.  The coil creates millions of volts of electricity with
a frequency rate of 100,000 alterations per second.

Above: One of the original Tesla Electric Motors from 1888 which is
today the main power of for industry and household appliances. 
Tesla’s Electric Motor is one of the ten greatest inventions of all

Above:  Tesla is the father of high frequency high voltage
electricity which is used today in radio and other communication
devices.  Here is a photo from Colorado Springs, Colorado (in
1899), illustrating the capacity of the oscillator to create electricity
of millions of volts and a frequency of 100,000 alternations per second.

Nikola Tesla holding a gas-filled phosphor-coated light bulb which
was illuminated without wires by an electromagnetic field from the
“Tesla Coil”.

Tesla’s Tribute – “Earth At Night” (Click here for NASA photo where you see electrical lights at night
lighting every continent from Tesla’s Alternating Current Electricity)

https://r.search.aol.com/tesla1.jpg was the genius who lit the world, whose
discoveries in the field of alternating polyphase current electricity
advanced the United States and the rest of the world into the modern
industrial era.

Nikola Tesla had 700 patents in the US and Europe. Tesla’s
discoveries include the Tesla Coil, fluorescent light,Tesla Statue wireless transmission of electrical energy, radio, remote control,
discovery of cosmic radio waves and use of ionosphere for scientific

Nikola Tesla was a New Yorker, who lived and worked in New York City
almost 60 years and died at Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, on January
7, 1943.

We here at the Tesla Memorial Society of New York want the world to
know of Tesla.  Tesla’s impact on our civilization is tremendous,
and his memory should be kept alive.

In 1917, Tesla was awarded the Edison Medal, the most
coveted electrical prize in the United States.  

Nikola Tesla’s name has been honored with an International Unit
of Magnetic Flux Density
called “Tesla”.

The United States Postal Service honored Tesla with a commemorative stamp in 1983.  

Tesla was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in

The Nikola Tesla Award is one of the most distinguished honors presented
by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.  The award has been given
annually since 1976.

The Nikola Tesla Award is presented annually since 1968, at
the Area Power Conference, Duluth, Minnesota.  The award is
furnished by Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation. 

The Nikola Tesla Statue is located on Goat Island to honor
the man whose inventions were incorporated into the Niagara Falls Power
Station in 1896.  Tesla is known as the inventor of the polyphase
alternating current.

The Nikola Tesla Corner Sign located at the intersection of
40th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, is a constant reminder to all
New Yorkers of the greatness of this genius.

Many of the new technologies in the world today, are based on
Tesla’s ideas.  Tesla spent 50 years of his life to find a way for
interplanetary communications, especially with Mars.  He is the
first scientist in the world to use the Ionosphere for scientific
purposes (The Ionosphere is the upper part the atmosphere under constant
bombardment of solar energy, which breaks down molecules into ions
causing an ionized shield of our atmosphere, very important for radio

Nikola Tesla is a unifying force for the people of the Balkans,
and the people of the previous Austro-Hungary Empire (an area of Europe
devoted to science and progress).  Every child in the Balkans knows
about Tesla.

The Tesla Memorial Society of New York is proposing that Tesla’s
birthday, July 10th, be proclaimed by the United Nations “Nikola Tesla
Day”.  This day will signify a day of science, cosmos explorations,
and brotherhood among nations and religions around the world.

We are asking all Tesla admirers and all governments around the
world to support the idea of “Nikola Tesla Day”.

The World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 was the World’s
Fair commemorating 400 years since Chrstopher Columbys set foot in the
New World.   This was the first great victory of Tesla’s
Alternating Current Electricity.  Tesla and George Westinghouse
started the electrification of the globe.

“From Immigrant to Inventor : Michael Pupin Remembered”: VHS

This film was produced in association with Columbia
University Physics Department.  This is one of the rare documentary
films about Michael Pupin, the history of Columbia University and the
history of American Immigration.   Participants of the film

Prof. S.W. WU – Pupin Medalist.
Prof. Emeritus Samuel Devons – Chairman Physics Depart. Columbia University
Prof. Cyril M, Harris – President, New York Academy of Sciences Prof.
Rodney W. Nichols – New York Academy of Sciences
William Aspray – Director IEEE Archives
Hallee Haswell – Director, Columbia Library

Author of the Film: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic

Tesla Unit

Tesla Unit for magnetic flux density equation (T=W/m2) on Serbian money.

Tesla = Weber/m²

Nikola Tesla’s name has been honored with the
international unit of magnetic flux density called “Tesla”.  All
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines are calibrated with Tesla Unit
(from .2 Tesla to 9 Tesla).  MRI machines work on the principle of
a homogeneous magnet field.  Nikola Tesla discovered the Rotating
Magnetic Field in Budapest, 1882.  The Tesla Unit for magnetism was
established in 1956 in the Rathaus of Munich, Germany by the
International Electrotechnical Commission Committee in Action.

Because of the tremendous importance of the MRI
technology and widespread use of the MRI machines around the world,
which are all calibrated in Tesla Units, Tesla’s name connected with the
MRI will be known more and more in the future and the years to come.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is extremely
important for medical diagnosis of internal organs of the human body,
especially the diagnosis of cancer, tumors, degenerative diseases of the
brain and spinal cord. The modern diagnosis of the internal organs of
the human body would be today unthinkable without MRI.  MRI
machines are  widespread with many variations in size and capacity
all around the world.  The revenue of MRI machines sales was 1.46
billion dollars in 2002.  Revenue for MRI machine sales is expected
to increase in the following years.

MRI employs a strong homogeneous magnetic field and
specific radio frequency to which many elements, especially hydrogen
nuclei respond with radio frequency signals.  These signals are
analyzed by computer reconstruction algorithms.  The healthy tissue
and pathological tissue have different radio frequency signals and
produce different images on MRI.  Therefore enable us to make
diagnosis of pathological tissues of the body.

MRI has the advantage over CT scan, it uses no
ionizing radiation and does not cause cumulative harm.  The only
contraindication of those related to the high magnetic field. 
Magnetic-sensitive objects like pacemakers, watched and magnetic tapes
are contraindicated.

Website Editor: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic

Medals for Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York

Above: Decorations awarded to Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York.


Biography of Dr. Ljubo Vujovic

Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York, received the Republican Senatorial “American Spirit Medal” on October 12, 2007

Gold Medals for Dr. Ljubo Vujovic

Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York receives the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Award: “2009 Man Of The Year in Education” and “Patriot of the Year 2009” from Hospitalized Veterans USA

Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, Secretary General, Tesla Memorial Society of New York, received the Republican Senatorial “American Spirit Medal” on October 12, 2007

Dr. Ljubo Vujovic received the “2004 Ronald Reagan Republican Gold Medal” (click here)

Click here for the Business Man of the Year Award, Congressional Order of Merit and other photos

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Dr. Ljubo Vujovic was awarded “Michael Pupin Gold Medal” in Columbia University on June 16th, 2005

Petar Stojanovic
Founder of the Tesla Society of Switzerland, artist,
researcher and an expert of web site design

Prof. Dr. Jasmina Vujic, University of California at Berkeley

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Click here for “Srpska Marija Kiri”, biography of Dr. Jasmina Vujic (Serbian)

Prof. Jasmina Vujic, Vice President, Tesla Memorial
Society of New York, is the first female nuclear engineering department
chair of a Top 10 school in the nation

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Dr. Jasmina Vujic

Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Marincic, previous director Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade

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Click here for Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade and the biography of Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Marincic

Power Point Document – Nikola Tesla and the discovery of Radio

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Dr. Sven Hinrich-Siemers
Director of Nordsee Museums, Husum, Germany.
Great enthusiast and promoter of Nikola Tesla and Tesla’s Famous “Blue Portrait” discovered after 85 years at NordseeMuseum

Dr. Mihailo Rundo, Secretary for Germany, Tesla Memorial Society of New York

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Donald Lesiak
Former Consulting Aerospace Engineer at RCA on Apollo
Descent Engine Control Assembly for Landing on Moon

Click here for his speech on Wireless Electricity Phone 440-845-4129


Tanja Rudez
Tesla biographer and science journalist

Author of “Nikola Tesla: Researcher, Inventor and Genius”

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