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  1. 1. Nikola Tesla
  2. 2. <ul><li>Born July 10th, 1856 </li></ul><ul><li>Smiljan, Austria (now Croatia) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Father: Rev. Milutin Tesla </li></ul><ul><li>Mother: Duka Mandic </li></ul><ul><li>Sisters: Milka, Angelina and Marica Tesla </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1875 starts technical schooling in Graz, Austria for three years </li></ul><ul><li>Quits school and moves to Maribor, Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Starts Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague in 1880 </li></ul><ul><li>Fell ill </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Moves to Budapest, Hungary, to work under Tivadar Puskás in a telegraph company </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes chief electrician to the company </li></ul><ul><li>Develops first loud speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Moves to Paris, France to work for the Continental Edison Company , helping to resolve problems with their DC dynamos </li></ul><ul><li>Goes back to his mothers birthplace after he learns of her death </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>6 June 1884 first arrived in the US in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Edison hires Tesla to work for his Edison Machine Works </li></ul><ul><li>Offered 1.1 million dollars if he redesigned Edison's inefficient motor and generators </li></ul><ul><li>Quits working for Edison and begins to dig ditches </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1886, Tesla forms Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Initial financial investors relieve Tesla of his duties at the company </li></ul><ul><li>1886 to 1887 works as a common laborer to raise capital for his next project </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>1880 constructs alternating current induction motor and the Tesla coil </li></ul><ul><li>Begins working with George Westinghouse at Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company's Pittsburgh labs </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments with X-rays, mechanical resonance, radio technology, radio controlling of a boat model </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>AC current was used to illuminate the exhibition </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Wins the contract to light Niagara Falls with AC electricity </li></ul><ul><li>November 16, 1896 first power reaches Buffalo </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>1899, Tesla begins research in Colorado Springs, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>conducting wireless telegraphy experiments </li></ul><ul><li>observed unusual signals that he later thought may have been evidence of extraterrestrial radio communications </li></ul><ul><li>Left January 1900 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Received $150,000 from J. P. Morgan to construct Wardenclyffe </li></ul><ul><li>December 12, 1901Marconi developmed a radiotelegraph system </li></ul><ul><li>Morgan stopped funding the project </li></ul><ul><li>1905 the project was abandoned </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>On 11 July 1934 the headline on the front page of the New York Times read, &quot;TESLA, AT 78, BARES NEW 'DEATH BEAM.'&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Died some time between the evening of 5 January and the morning of 8 January 1943, at the age of 86. </li></ul><ul><li>Tesla's funeral took place on 12 January 1943, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, New York City. </li></ul><ul><li>His body was cremated and his ashes taken to Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1957. The urn was placed in the Nikola Tesla Museum. </li></ul>