Nikola Tesla at the FST museum in Florence

Serbian scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), contributed greatly to the development of the electricity system and was one of the most influential inventors of the 20th century. He was also involved in the invention of the arc lamp, one of which is now on display at the FirST museum – Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica – in Florence, and the alternating current motor, which can be found in a number of modern appliances. We met up with Dr. Bernard Carlson from the University of Virginia, who gave a lecture on Tesla and explained to us some of his important inventions.