Welcome to the homepage of my
effort to name a Las
after Nikola Tesla.
Greetings! I recently gave a UNLV University Forum Talk
on Nikola Tesla during which I suggested that we name
a street in Las
Vegas after this
genius who literally gave us all the 20th Century. Due to strong support from my audience, I
have committed to this goal. Whether it
is his invention of alternating current, radio, remote control, radar,
fluorescent lighting, we have all been deeply impacted by this single
individual’s creative genius. However,
sadly, he is one of most forgotten geniuses and died a pauper. Las Vegas is a quintessential example of just how much Nikola Tesla’s inventions had made life possible here. Whether it is Hoover dam that supplies
Megawatts of hydroelectric power, the beautiful neon lights that give this city
it’s reputation as the “City of Lights,” Nellis Air
Force base and McCarran Airport which both depend heavily on radar and
radiofrequency communications or the more “mundane” inventions that we all take
for granted but would not be able to do without (such as air conditioning which
uses electric motors), we all owe Nikola Tesla a
tremendous debt of gratitude for his tireless service to humanity. In this spirit, I would like the City leaders
of Las Vegas to dedicate one decently-sized street in Tesla’s
honor. There is already a street named
after Thomas Edison. Why not one for
Please sign the following petition to aid me in my quest: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/699013448
If you are sufficiently motivated, you can drop the Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, a line in support of this quest using the following website:
By clicking on the “e-mail” link, you can input your message there.
Thank you so much for your support in this effort!
Prof. Michael Pravica, Ph.D.
The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla, Jim Glen, Barnes and Nobles Books (1994), ISBN
Tesla, Master of Lightning, Margaret Cheney and Robert Uth, Barnes and Nobles Books
(1994), ISBN 0-7607-1005-8
http://www.ntesla.org/index.php (Elementary school children trying to place
busts of Tesla in every major University).