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Dr. Ljubomir Vujovic, Secretary General, Tesla Memorial Society of New York, received the "Republican Senatorial American Spirit Medal" on October 12, 2007
Website Editor: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic
Above: Decorations awarded to Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York.
Dr. Ljubo Vujovic M.D. – Biography
Dr. Ljubo Vujovic is the President of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York. He one of the leading figures of the Tesla Movement in America. In 1979, the Tesla Memorial Society was established to honor and perpetuate the memory and ideals Nikola Tesla. Dr. Vujovic coordinated activities with various Tesla societies in America and Europe. The Tesla Memorial Society is the oldest and most active Tesla society in America today. As a result of the work of Tesla Society members like Dr. Vujovic, Nikola Tesla’s name is now more recognized in America. He dedicated many year of his life to Tesla research and promotion.
Dr. Vujovic is the author of the documentary film : “Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World”. This film was produced in cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade and it’s previous director Professor Aleksandar Marincic. The film is internationally recognized as the best Tesla documentary film in existence today. Originally in English, the film was translated into German, French and Serbian. The film has been shown on television in many countries throughout the world.
Dr. Vujovic produced two other documentary films on the history of the Balkans, which were broadcasted on American Television. He also produced the documentary film “From Immigrant to Inventor” about the Michael Pupin, Professor of Columbia University.
Dr. Vujovic is the author of many articles about Tesla and participated in many television, radio and newspaper interviews related to Nikola Tesla. He authored the two-volume book: “Tribute to Nikola Tesla”, with illustrations and many documents about the prodigal genius.
He initiated and did significant research on the most comprehensive research work on Nikola Tesla called the “Tesla Collection”. For the first time, hard to find newspaper and magazine articles from both the popular and technical press, dating back as far as 100 years, are readily available to interested readers.
He worked with New York City officials and with the Croatian Club of New York, supplying authorities with necessary documents and information for the placement of the Nikola Tesla Street sign in Manhattan at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 40th Street.
On July 10, 1990, the Tesla Memorial Society of New York celebrated the 134th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla. Dr. Vujovic organized the “Visit to Tesla Tower”, on Long Island, where Tesla built a laboratory and transmission Tower (Wardenclyffe Tower), as the first broadcasting system in the world (1901 - 1905). During that celebration, a petition was signed by several ambassadors and several American Congressmen to establish the Tesla Museum at the previous Tesla Laboratory site at Shoreham, Long Island. This celebration continued into the American Congress, where 10 congressmen and one senator held speeches in Tesla’s honor. This honor was never awarded to any other American scientist.Many American Governors proclaimed “Nikola Tesla Day” on July 10th, Tesla’s birthday, as an official Day in their states. Dr. Vujovic helped to obtain some of those Governor Proclamations.
In December 1997, the International Conference on Global Warming took place in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Vujovic presented the Conference with Nikola Tesla’s ideas about how to reduce emissions of waste from industrial gasses using natural resources.
On July 10, 2001 the Nikola Tesla Commemorative plaque was unveiled on Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan. Nikola Tesla lived in Hotel New Yorker for the last 10 years of his life. The plaque was made by the Yugoslav-American Bicentennial Committee in 1977, but for political reasons it could not be placed on Hotel New Yorker. After 24 years of waiting, with the help of the Serbian Orthodox Church and many other organizations, Dr. Vujovic was able to place the plaque on Hotel New Yorker.
Dr. Vujovic is the Editor of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York Website (www.teslasociety.com). This website has many informative articles, photographs and documents about Nikola Tesla, Michael Pupin, Albert Einstein, Mileva Maric (Einstein’s first wife) and many others. It is considered one of the best websites about Nikola Tesla.
Dr. Vujovic is a practicing physician in the New York Metropolitan area. During the 1970s, he helped the Yugoslav Medical Society and many hospitals in Yugoslavia with cancer protocols and use of cancer medical treatments. These cancer treatments and protocols were developed by American and Canadian medical centers for the improved treatment of cancer.
Dr. Vujovic received “The City Council Citation” Award for his work as a practicing physician in the New York City area. The citation read: “Dr. Vujovic is an outstanding citizen worthy of the praise and appreciation of this Council and the people of New York City”.Awarded to Dr. Vujovic:
• Republican Senatorial American Spirit Medal
• Congressional Medal of Distinction NRCC
• Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
• Medal of Honor and Patriotism from the World Serbian Union
• Order of Merit from the People of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia with Silver Star
• New York 2003 Businessman of the Year Award by the
Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee, Washington D.C.
Commemorative Plaque, "The Engineer's Club" was erected in Bryant Park Place, in Manhattan, on a neigboring building where Nikola Tesla received the Edison Medal in 1917. Nikola Tesla's name was included in the plaque along side many famous Americans.
Above: Susannah Norris-Lindsay, artist who created the "Engineer's Club" plaque and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, General Secretary, Tesla Memorial Society of New York.
commemorative plaque unveiling ceremony at Hotel New Yorker on
Above: Tesla commemorative plaque on Hotel New Yorker erected July 10, 2001 by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Hotel New Yorker.
Above: Serbian Orthodox Priests blessing the Tesla plaque.
Above: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic Secretary General of the Tesla Memorial Society speaking at the ceremony.
A Visit to Tesla Tower (June 10, 1990)
Above: Group Photo from a visit to Tesla Tower, June 10, 1990 demanding the proclamation of Wardenclyffe Tower Site as a National landmark. From left to right: Melvin Drossman, Boris Mardesic (with sun glasses), Peggy McKinnon Clark, Dr. Dushan Kosovic, Dr. Mariza Pezzulic, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic (organizer of the meeting), Slavka Bulajic, Mrs. Hochbruckner, Congressmen George Hochbruckner, William Terbo, Dr. David Dasic (Consul General of Yugoslavia) and Dragoslav Pejic (Ambassador of Yugoslavia to United Nations).
Tesla Memorial Society of New York and The Nikola Tesla Committee organized a visit to the Tesla Tower in Shoreham, Long Island on June 10, 1990. The famous Tesla Tower, so called Wardenclyffe Tower, was erected by Nikola Tesla on 1901 -1903 as the first broadcasting system in the world, and transmitting electrical energy without wires to the globe using the Ionosphere (the electrified upper part of the atmosphere of the earth important for transmitting radio waves around the globe). Under the solar radiation, molecoles of the upper atmosphere are being constantly transmitted into ions.
The visit to the Tesla Tower was done with the intention to express our views that the Tesla Tower foundation be designed as a national historical site. There are several Tesla Societies in Long Island today which are formed with the intention to build a Tesla Science Museum in Shoreham, Long Island. Tesla's laboratory was designed by the famous American architect and Tesla's friend, Stanford White. The laboratory is still standing in good condition. In front of Tesla's laboratory, there is a foundation of Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower which was an enormous structure underground connecting the Tower with the Atlantic Ocean. J.P. Morgan, the richest and most powerful man of that time, was a financier of the Tesla Broadcasting system. The Tower was designed as a world communications center and Nikola Tesla added to the project in that the tower would also be used for transmitting electrical energy without wires to the entire globe. Tesla wanted to saturate the globe with electricity as a dynamo so that everyone on the surface of the globe could obtain electrical light just by sticking wires into the soil and a electrical bulb would light. When J.P. Morgan heard about the Tesla project, he was asked: "How can we get money from the electricity which Tesla is supplying to every part of the world?" After that Morgan cut the funds and the Tower was never finished.
Tesla wanted to bring electricity from the huge resources at Niagara Falls Power Plant and disperse it all around the globe. What a magnificent project it was, however it was never finished. The concept of telephone and telegraph communications, developed by Tesla on Long Island, is still the foundation of today's rapidly growing development of international and intercontinental wireless communications.
The visit to Tesla Tower on June 10, 1990 was so successful that 10 United States Congressmen and one Senator spoke in the American Congress about Nikola Tesla. American Congresswomen Hon. Helen Delich Bentley had a beautiful speech about Nikola Tesla in the US Congress on July 10th 1990, celebrating the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla.
The International Conference on Global Warming in Kyoto, Japan has adopted Tesla's idea for clean energy as a solution to Global Warming and Global Pollution on December 9, 1997
Unveiling of Michael Pupin's bust, Columbia University, May 21, 2004
"Every time you make a long distance telephone call, tune your radio to a new station, or get x-rayed by your doctor, you are using one of the many practical inventions of Michael Pupin. His inventions contribute substantially to our daily life" - Edward F. Bergman
"Everyone knows that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.. what Bell really invented was local telephone calls. It was Michael Pupin who made long distance and international phone calls possible and the gadget that enabled it was the induction coil." - Dean Zvi Galil, Columbia University.
Michael Idvorsky Pupin was a Serbian-American inventor, a great educator, professor of Columbia University, an applied physicist, an important social figure in America at his time. He was one of the great shining stars in the history of American science.
The ceremony of unveiling the bust started with a reception, followed by speeches, the unveiling of the bust and the showing of the film "From Immigrant to Inventor :Michael Pupin Remembered" about the life and times of Michael I. Pupin. The film was produced by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York in collaboration with Columbia University (Author of the film: Dr. Ljubo Vujovic).
The reception hall was full with Pupin and Mestrovic admirers alike.
Above: Michael Idvorsky Pupin Bust, work of Ivan Mestrovic. This bust was unveiled in Pupin Hall, Columbia University, New York City on May 21, 2004.
Above: Photo taken of Serbian Patriarch Pavle blessing the native soil of Micheal Pupin's home brought from Yugoslavia. Dr. Ljubo Vujovic is holding the soil. This soil was later dispersed over Pupin's grave.
Above: A tribute to Michael Pupin's Gravesite at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York, 1992. Prof. Wu from Columbia University was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Prof Samuel Devons is a Professor Emeritus for Columbia University and long time Chairman of the Department of Physics at Pupin Hall.
Above: Pupin Physics Laboratories, Columbia University, New York. This famous building was given the name "Pupin Physics Laboratories" after Pupin's death in 1935. There are 29 Noble Prize winners who did their scientific work at this famous building. Significant scientific discoveries in the 20th century took place in this building. The "Manhattan Project" which produced the first Atomic Bomb started with scientific research conducted in Pupin Physics Laboratories.
Columbia University has 61 Noble Prize winners which is unsurpassed in the history of science and research. American President Eisenhower was also the President of Columbia University.
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.
Columbia University Unveils Bronze Bust of Edwin Howard Armstrong and Michael Idvorsky Pupin on March 22, 2007 in the Engineering Building at Columbia University, New York
Above: The Michael Pupin Bust created by renowned Serbian Sculptor Drinka Radovanovic. This bust was a personal gift from Yugoslav President Dr. Vojislav Kostunica to Columbia University, New York.
Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls (Canadian side) was unveiled on July 9, 2006
Above: Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls (Canadian side), Queen Victoria Park, unveiled on July 9, 2006. Tesla is standing atop an AC motor, one of the 700 inventions he patented. The monument was the work of Canadian sculptor Les Dryzdale.
Above: Les Drysdale, the famous Tesla monument sculptor with Dr. Ljubo Vujovic at the unveiling ceremony.
Above: Unveiling ceremony of the Tesla Monument in Victoria Park, July 9, 2006. Rob Nicholson speaking, a Representative of the Canadian Government.