Audio of Alumnus Marc Seifer, Ph.D. '86 Biography of Nikola Tesla is Now Available
The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
By Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. '86
Narrated by Simon Prebble
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.