A monument to the great son of the Serbian people, outstanding scientist Nikola Tesla has been unveiled in a park at the intersection of Azadlig Avenue and Suleyman Rahimov Street in the center of the capital, are People’s Artist and sculptor Omar Eldarov and architect Sanan Salamzadeh. The height of the bronze monument together with the pedestal is 3.3 meters.
The monument has been erected against the background of a decorative panel depicting one of the major inventions of the outstanding scientist – the alternating current generator.
The park where the monument is erected has been landscaped and made suitable for the recreation of the townspeople.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Throughout his career, Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of important inventions — most of which were officially patented by other inventors — including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries) and the induction motor. He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field — the basis of most AC machinery. Tesla is most well-known for his contributions in AC electricity and for the Tesla coil.
The opening ceremony of the monument was held on February 8, 2013.
The ceremony was attended by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic and his wife Draghica Nikolic.
At the opening ceremony, the presidents of Azerbaijan and Serbia made a speech.