Nikola Tesla, a Serbian/American electrical engineer, has been described variously as “The Father of the Electrical Age” but also referred to as a charlatan and fraud. At the peak of his fame, he was the darling of New York society, cavorting with the likes of J. P. Morgan. But he died forgotten and penniless in 1943. In later years his contributions to electrical power and wireless technology have been both praised and denigrated.

Lawrence Anderson earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and spent most of his career at what was then AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was involved in some of the first experimental applications of lasers. He headed the group that designed optical components for the first fiber optic transatlantic cable.


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