Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

  • Newell-Simon Hall
  • Robotics Institute Main Entrance, 4th Floor

Born: Village of Smiljan, Lika (Austrian Empire)

Join us on July 10 at 11:30 am at the Tesla Statue in the main reception area of the Robotics Institute (4th floor NSH) for BIRTHDAY CAKE in honor of NIKOLA TESLA (1856-1943) the, we're happy to note, "increasingly and importantly no-longer so much forgotten" American Scientist who revolutionized our world.

There are three aspects of Tesla's work which particularly deserve our admiration: The importance of the achievements in themselves, as judged by their practical bearing; the logical clearness and purity of thought, with which the arguments are pursued and new results obtained; the vision and the inspiration, I should almost say the courage, of seeing remote things far ahead and so opening up new avenues to mankind.

                                                                                        — I. C. M. Brentano

Appears in Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney, 1981

Nikola Tesla was amongst the greatest discoverers the world has known. Even so, Tesla has been one of the least recognized scientific minds in history.

  • It was Tesla, not Edison, who discovered the alternating current we use today.
  • It was Tesla, not Marconi, who discovered radio.
  • It was Tesla who discovered fluorescent lighting.
  • It was Tesla who discovered the basics of robotry, computers, and missile science that are the foundation for today‰'s technology.

                                                                                   — Jeffrey L. Sellon, P.E.

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