Monument to Nikola Tesla
Author: Frano Kršinić (Plateau in front of the Technical Faculty; erected in 1963)
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943, inventor of the alternating electrical current). Following his European education and service in Maribor, Pest, Paris and Strasbourg, Tesla left Europe forever in 1884. He left for New York, there to enter the environment of the most renowned inventors of the time, those that can be said to have “invented the 20th century”, accelerated technological development and changed the face of the Earth.
Author of nearly 1,000 patents and inventions in the field of electrical engineering. Created a number of inventions in radio-technology and thus can be considered one of the pioneers of radio technology. On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of his birth the International Committee for Electrical Engineering decided that the unit for magnetic induction shall bear his name. His patents, intended for all mankind, can be said to have contributed to the development of civilisation worldwide.