Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American engineer and physicist who is highly regarded for his developments of alternating current(AC) electrical systems. He has made extraordinary contributions in the field of electromagnetism and wireless radio communications.
He started his education at the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz and studied electrical engineering and later attended Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague. He had to leave the university after completing only one term due to his father’s death. Tesla joined Tivader Puskas, a telegraph company in 1880.He was later promoted as chief electrician and later engineer of the company. He later accepted a job with the Continental Edison company as an engineer in Paris.
He even started working for Thomas Alva Edison but the two did not get along well. So Tesla worked with George Westinghouse in 1885 . There, he invented an electrical distribution system that employed alternating current(AC). Tesla produced the first successful wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices in 1891.
In 1893, the Westingate Electric Company implemented alternating current(AC) by lightning at the World Colombian Exposition in Chicago. It proved to be an efficient and effective method compared to the direct current(DC) system of Edison, to transport electricity in a grid. The technology instantly became the basis for the most modern electricity distribution systems. Apart from AC systems, Tesla also helped in the developing the generators and turbine designs. The fluorescent lighting was also his accomplishment.
At the age of 81, Tesla claimed to have completed a “dynamic theory of gravity”- an untouched topic till then. Tesla died at the age of 86 due to heart thrombus in NewYork City on 7 january, 1943.