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Michael Pupin Bust at Columbia University erected May 21, 2004 by Columbia Physics Department and the Tesla Memorial Society of New York (photos)
The Story about the Mestrovic-Pupin Bust
The bust of Michael Pupin was the work and a gift of Ivan Mestrovic to Michael Pupin. After Pupin's death in 1935 the bust was placed in the library of the Pupin Physics Laboratory in Columbia University, New York for the last 70 years. Dr. Ljubo Vujovic visited the Pupin Physics Laboratory in March 2004 with Lalla Grimes - Administrative Coordinator, Physics Department, Columbia University. Lalla showed the bust to Dr. Vujovic and both instantly decided that the bust should be placed in the hall of the main entrance to the Pupin Physics Department. The occasion of the 150th anniversary of Pupin's birth was the perfect time to place the bust in the hall of the Pupin Physics Laboratory.
Above: Masters of the ceremony - Lalla R. Grimes, Administrative Coordinator Columbia Physics Department and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, General Secretary Tesla Memorial Society of New York
Special Thanks to Lalla Grimes - Administrative Coordinator, Physics Department, Columbia University
Many thanks to Lalla Grimes, who's instructions, advises and knowledge was instrumental for the unveiling of the Pupin Bust at Columbia University in New York. We thank her for that.
Above: Lalla Grimes - Administrative Coordinator, Pupin Physics Laboratories, Columbia University below the painting of Michael Pupin at the Pupin Physics Laboratories, Columbia University, New York. Without her vision, idealism, persistence and hard work the unveiling of the Pupin bust would not be possible. We thank her for that.
Thanks to Martin Selak (Honorary Chairman of the Committee for 150 years celebration of Michael Pupin's birth)
Many thanks to Martin Selak for his financial help and contribution to the Serbian Academy of Sciences in Belgrade, the Inventor's Society of Serbia/Montenegro and the Serbian Orthodox Church. He received for his help an official recognition from Serbian Patriarch Pavle(Gramata). Mr. Selak also helped many needy hospitals in Serbia and Montenegro. We thank him for that.
Michael Pupin Bust Revisited at Columbia University, New York, Pupin Physics Laboratories, in October 2004
Above (from left to right): Prof. Curcic (Princeton University), Dr. Ljubo Vujovic (General Secretary Tesla Memorial Society of New York), Ambassador Batakovic, Dr. Milos Prica (Deputy Ambassador of Bosnia/Hercegovina) in October 2004.