Nikola Tesla, the genius of modern electricity, lands at CaixaForum

The new season of CaixaForum Madrid has raised the curtain with the exhibition, until January 2023, of a biographical exhibition on the genius of modern electricity Nikola Tesla, which takes a tour of his life and his technological advances from his beginnings in Europe until his fruitful stage in America where he ended his days alone and practically in ruin.

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03 October 2022 Monday 07:55
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Nikola Tesla, the genius of modern electricity, lands at CaixaForum

The new season of CaixaForum Madrid has raised the curtain with the exhibition, until January 2023, of a biographical exhibition on the genius of modern electricity Nikola Tesla, which takes a tour of his life and his technological advances from his beginnings in Europe until his fruitful stage in America where he ended his days alone and practically in ruin.

The opening ceremony was presented by the corporate director of the Department of Culture and Science of the 'la Caixa' Foundation, Ignasi Miró; the director of the Nikola Tesla Museum, Ivona Jevtic, and the director of CaixaForum Madrid, Isabel P. Fuentes. Along with them, the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, also attended.

With this exhibition, CaixaForum Madrid opens its 2022-2023 season, in which popular science will play a special role with up to three exhibitions. In the first of them, the work of the brilliant Serbian inventor is recognized, to whom contributions such as the invention of the induction motor, the development of alternating current as a source of energy and the wireless transmission of energy and information are owed. .

Tesla was a true pioneer in branches of science and technology that were already expanding, but also in others that would take years to be considered, such as robotics or interplanetary communications.

The exhibition, the first to be seen in Spain co-produced in collaboration with the Nikola Tesla Museum, aims to make known the reality and the legends that revolve around the founder of modern technology, the person to whom we must thank, for example, that today we can turn on the light by pressing a switch.

The exhibition highlights the importance of Tesla in the history of science. In fact, this engineer had nearly 300 patents documented.

Likewise, Tesla, with an eccentric but captivating personality, plagiarized and often treated unfairly by some of his contemporaries, starred in controversial episodes, such as the "'war of the currents' with Edison. After his death he was practically forgotten for decades and later became a character turned into legend.

The exhibition includes electromechanical modules so that visitors can observe Tesla's main inventions in operation, and also presents spectacular experiments that allow an intelligible explanation of the physics on which they are based.

Among them, two large Tesla coils stand out with which high voltage exhibitions will be carried out during the guided tours of the exhibition.

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