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But we know we wouldn’t be here without the pioneering work of these famous electrical scientists from history:
Alessandro Guiseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (1745-1827)
An Italian electricity pioneer, he studied attractions and repulsions of electrified bodies. The SI unit of electric was named after him as the volt. It was Alessandro’s uncle who introduced him to university education after his father died, and he studied electricity at Seminario Benzi.
André-Marie Ampére (1775-1836)
Andre-Marie was not only an electrical scientist but a mathematician, chemist, physicist and philosopher too. It goes without saying that he inspired the term ‘amp’. Ampere was the professor of physics and chemistry at the Ecole-Central of Bourgen-Bresse. During the 1820s, after experimenting, Ampere discovered that magnetism was electricity in motion, summarised by his famous 9 points.
Georg Simon Ohm (1789-1854)
Born in Germany in March 1789, this mathematician and physicist inspired the term ‘ohm’. He studied the relationship between the decrease in the electrical force exerted by current-carrying wires and the length of the wires. However, his theory was not well received and he resigned from his position at a Cologne university. It was only a few years before his death that others began to see the merit in his work.
Nicola Tesla (1856-1943)
Born in Croatia, Tesla was an expert in high-tension electricity. One of the most famous electrical scientists in history, Tesla made many discoveries including a system of arc lighting, the Tesla induction motor, wireless communication and the Tesla coil. Along with his discoveries, he patented many new technologies and was an inventor of 700 patented items.
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894)
Hailed as the inventor of the radio, Hertz was an exceptionally gifted German scientist. He began his career as a physicist, but it was his work on electromagnetism that made him famous; he was the first person to detect and measure electromagnetic waves in space, therefore creating radio.
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Physicist, chemist and natural philosopher, Faraday was born in Surrey in the UK. The electrical unit Farad is named after him. Born into a poor family, Faraday was only exposed to higher education when someone gave him a ticket to attend the Royal Institution lecture in London – and it turned out he had a natural flair for science. In time, Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, the laws of electrolysis and the fundamental relationship between light and magnetism. Faraday was not only renowned for these breakthroughs – he also discovered two unknown chlorides of carbon.
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