World's Famous Scientist
# Nikola Tesla
BORN : July 10, 1856
DIED : January 7, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH : Smiljan, Austrian Empire
LIFE SPAN : 86 Years
NATIONALITY : Serbian American
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor and engineer, famous for his outstanding contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Tesla was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 142 pounds (64 kg), with almost no weight variance from 1888 to about 1926. He was an elegant, stylish figure in New York City, meticulous in his grooming, clothing, and regimented in his daily activities. He lived most of his life in a series of New York hotels, through his retirement.
In his lab he conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless controlled boat, one of the first ever exhibited. Tesla wrote a number of books and articles for magazines and journals. Many of Tesla's writings are freely available on the web, including the article "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy," published in The Century Magazine in 1900, and the article "Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency," published in his book Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla.
Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. Tesla obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions. Tesla claimed to never sleep more than two hours. However, Tesla did admit to "dozing" from time to time "to recharge his batteries." On 7 January 1943 , at the age of 86, Tesla died alone in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel .
- My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
- The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla
- The Tesla Papers
- Alternating Current
- Remote Control
- Electric Motor
- Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy
- Tesla coil
- Neon lamp
- Induction motor
- Three phase electric power Rotating Magnetic Field
- "The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more".
- "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine".
- "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration".
- "The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence".
- "I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men".
- "The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power".
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