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Tesla Bust to be placed in the Rathaus of Munich, Germany as a tribute to the "Tesla Unit"
The Tesla Bust by world famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, 1939
The "Tesla Unit" was proclaimed in the Rathaus (City Hall) of Munich on June 27, 1956 by the International Electrotechnical Commission-Committee of Action.
All Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines (MRI) are calibrated in the "Tesla Unit". MRI machines work on the principle of a homogenous magnetic field. Nikola Tesla discovered the Rotating Magnetic Field in 1882. This was a fundamental discovery in Physics. In recognition of his epochel discovery of the Rotating Magnetic Field, Tesla was honored with the international unit of magnetic flux density called "Tesla". Because of the tremendous importance of the MRI technology and its widespread use, Tesla's name connected with the MRI will be known more and more in the years to come.
The Tesla Memorial Society of New York is planning to place a Tesla Bust in the same place where the "Tesla Unit" was proclaimed. It is important for the whole world that the Tesla Bust be placed in the Rathaus (City Hall) of Munich, Germany. Here is the letter sent to this affect to the Mayor of Munich Honorable Christian Ute:
Tesla Memorial Society of New York
P.O. Box 863837, Ridgewood, New York 11386, USA
July 10th 2003, New York City
To: The Mayor of the City of Munich
Honorable Christian Ute
Rathaus, Marienplatz 8
80331 Munich, Germany
The Tesla Memorial Society of New York, as the oldest Tesla Society in North America is asking you to support and endorse our desire to place a bust of the great scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) in the Rathaus of the City of Munich.
On June 27th 1956 a great historical moment took place in the Rathaus of Munich:
Nikola Tesla was honored with the international unit of magnetic flux density called “Tesla”, at a meeting held in the Rathuas in Munich on June 27, 1956 by the International Electrotechnical Commission –Committee of Action. All Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines are calibrated today, all over the world with the “Tesla Unit”(from .2 tesla to 9 tesla). MRI work on the principle of the homogenous magnetic field. Nikola Tesla discovered the Rotating Magnetic Field in 1882. This was a monumental discovery in physics. Because of the tremendous importance of the MRI technology and its widespread use, Tesla’s name connected with the MRI will be more and more known in the future and in the years to come.
As a tribute to this great man, busts of Nikola Tesla have been placed recently in Budapest and Prague by mutual agreement with the Government of Yugoslavia.
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) 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, wireless transmission of electrical energy, radio, remote control, terrestrial waves and the use of the ionosphere for scientific purposes.
Tesla was born in 1856, in the Austro-Hungary province of Lika, Croatia, from Serbian parents. His father was a Serbian-Orthodox priest.
Tesla studied physics and mathematics at the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria in 1875 and at the University of Prague, in the Czech Republic.
His first employment and first discoveries were in Budapest, Hungary, working in a telephone company. It was there that Tesla discovered the Rotating Magnetic Field in 1882, a basic principle in physics. Tesla’s early life and education in Europe is related to various countries of the previous Austro-Hungary Empire. This is why his name is a unifying force in so many countries.
Tesla immigrated to the United States in 1884, and lived and worked in New York City for the last 59 years of his productive life. He died in Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan, on January 7, 1943, at the age of 87. On July 10th 2001, the Tesla memorial plaque was unveiled on Hotel New Yorker in his honor.
Nikola Tesla’s name has been honored with an International Unit of Magnetic Flux Density called “Tesla”. He is one of only three Americans to be given such an honor.
In 1917, Tesla was awarded the Edison Medal, the most coveted electrical prize in the United States.
The United States Postal Service honored Tesla with a commemorative stamp in 1983. Tesla was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 1975.
The Nikola Tesla Award is one of the most distinguished honors presented by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York. The award has been given annually since 1976.
The Nikola Tesla Award at the Area Power Conference is presented annually since 1968 at Duluth, Minnesota. The award is furnished by Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation.
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 of 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 communications). Tesla’s idea about the exploration of cosmos are today being realized by the world.
Tesla was a humanist and idealist, devoting his entire life and his genius to help humanity. With his alternative current electricity, which it lighting the entire world today and his AC Induction Motor, Tesla helped the Industrial Revolution at the turn of the 19th century. He liberated humans from heavy manual work in factories and industry with the use of machinery made possible from his AC Induction Motor and Alternative Current Electricity. Tesla is named among the 100 most famous people of the last 1000 years by Life Magazine.
Many United States Governors have proclaimed “Nikola Tesla Day”, which is the 10th of July, Tesla’s birthday, in their States such as: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona and many others.
United States Congressmen from various US states held speeches in the American Congress on 1990 celebrating the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla. Such an honor never happened before, even to such great men as Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
Nikola Tesla is a unifying force for the people of the Balkans and the people of the previous Austro-Hungary Empire.
On behalf of the millions of Tesla admirers around the world, the remembrance of Tesla’s work, and his contribution to humanity, we ask your help, Your Excellency, in placing a Nikola Tesla bust in the Rathaus of Munich.
Signers of this letter
Helen Delich Bentley
Former United States Congresswoman
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations
Dr. Ljubo Vujovic
Secretary General Tesla Memorial Society of New York
Prof. Dr. Jasmina Vujic
University of California at Berkeley
President of the Yugoslav Engineering Society in the US
Father Irinej Dobrijevic
Office of External Affairs Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada.
Dr. Dushan Kosovich M.D.
Fellow American Academy of Psychoanalysis
World Psychiatry Association
Director & Founder of Tesla Worldwide Gathering (part of Radio Belgrade) representing:
Dr. Mihailo Rundo
University of Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. James F. Corum Ph.D.
Dr. Ing. Nenad V. Mandic
Vice President Tesla Memorial Society of New York