Milestones:Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Electrical Pioneer (Special Citation)
SPECIAL CITATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Electrical Pioneer
In honor of the Sesquicentennial of the birth of Nikola Tesla the IEEE Board of Directors passed a special Citation honoring the work of Tesla. A special plaque was cast, and presented to the Tesla Museum in Beograd. Serbia, in October 2006
On the 150th anniversary of his birth, the IEEE is pleased to recognize the seminal work of Nikola Tesla in the field of electrical engineering. Among his many accomplishments, those that stand out are his innovative contributions to the applications of polyphase current to electric power systems, his pioneering work with electromagnetic waves, and his experiments with very high voltages. The Tesla Museum in Beograd is to be commended for its successful efforts to preserve artifacts and documents related to Tesla and to make them accessible to scholars throughout the world.