Serbia is a country where some of the world’s greatest minds have
been born and where they matured into people whose work has
significantly changed the world we live in today.
Great Serbian minds, scientists and
inventors have indebted not only Serbia, but the whole world as well.
Everybody knows that the Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla
was the “father of electricity”, and that he is the man who gave it to
the world. Serbian “master of lightning” will be remembered as the
greatest mind of the 20th century, a man whose scientific legacy still
intrigues the world and poses a challenge for the new generation of
The world’s most accurate calendar is the work of another famous Serbian scientist, Milutin Milanković,
thanks to whom today we know that the Earth’s climate is predominantly
influenced by the factors coming from space, especially the Sun, and
that this allows us to predict the changes and the arrival of the next
ice age with great certainty. One crater on Mars and one on the moon
were named after him, while NASA ranked him among the 15 scientists
responsible for the development of the most significant theories
regarding the science of the Earth, namely Earth motions and long-term
Serbian scientist Mihajlo Pupin
participated in the very founding of NASA. This notable Serbian
physicist and physical chemist won the Pulitzer Prize and thus became
the first Serb who was awarded with this prestigious award. Mihajlo
Pupin reached the world fame for inventing the “Pupin coils”. 20 years
after Alexander Bell, he patented an invention that perfected the phone
and allowed us to talk across large distances, and hear each other
clearly while enjoying the connection without noise.
This column is dedicated to people whose work and excellence should be known worldwide.