Four lecturers: Dubravka Davidović, Darko Žubrinić, Martina Marušić-Britvec, and Boris Šušnjar
Zvonimir Sviben, Zbyněk Škvor (ČVUT), Dubravka Davidović, Boris Šušnjar, young Vitek Koptzyk,
Ivan Radošević, Martina Marušić-Britvec, and Darko Žubrinić.
Croatian participants of the meeting at the Czech Technical University in Prague on 11th January 2024 were as follows:
- Dubravka Davidović: About Nikola Tesla Network (NGO in the city of Gospić, 15 min)
- Darko Žubrinić: Schooling of Nikola Tesla in Croatia and his teacher Martin Sekulić ([PDF], 60 min)
- Martina Marušić-Britvec: Nikola Tesla Experience Center Karlovac (15 min)
- Boris Šušnjar: Inventiveness, the most important product of the human mind (15 min)
Near the end of the event, young Vitek Koptzyk, a high school student in Prague, showed us a short experiment using the Tesla coil.
Nearly two-hour meeting organized at the Electrotechnial Faculty of the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague was opened by the Rector of the University Mr. Vojtech Petraček, PhD. Also present, besides students and professors, were members of the staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Prague.
The organizers of the event were H. E. Mrs Mirjana Pancirov, the ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, and the Rector of ČVUT (ie., of Česke Visoke Učeni Technicke, ie., of the Czech Technical University) Dr. Vojtech Petraček, along with Mrs Dubravka Davidović from the Nikola Tesla Network NGO in Croatia.
The following day, guests from Croatia were invited to the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Prague, and then to the Rectorate of the Czech Technical University. D. Žubrinić expresses his gratitude to Mrs Dubravka Davidović for her kind invitaton to participate the event.
containing all four lectures,
Many thanks to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
Introductory address of Zvonimir Sviben, plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Prague.
On the left, Zbyněk Škvor (ČVUT - Czech Technical University).
Lecture by Darko Žubrinić at Hall no 209 of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical Faculty
(ČVUT - Česke Vysoke Učeni Technicke
) in Prague, 11th January 2024.
The presentation of the lecture by Darko Žubrinić is available here: [PDF] (please, download the PDF to Your computer or laptop, and then open it using Acrobat Reader).
This presentation contains some very little known facts about schooling of Nikola Tesla in Croatia (more precisely, in Croatian Military Frontier, or in German - Kroatische Militaer-Grenze), as well as about Tesla's half-a-year stay in Prague in 1880.
She serves as the director of this NGO.
Awaiting the main event: Nikola Tesla himself
Nikola Tesla and young Vitek Koptzyk experimenting with the Tesla coil.
Associate Professor Kristian Hengster-Movrić (who completed his studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
of the University of Zagreb, earned his PhD in the USA), employed since 2013 at the Czech Technical University in Prague.
Here, he is with two members of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Prague. On the right, Mr. Zvonimir Sviben,
who serves as the plenipotentiary of in the Embassy the Republic of Croatia, and on the left Mrs. Gordana Pokupec, First Secretary.
Nikola Tesla (Boris Šušnjar) in front of the Electrotechnical Faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague
The following day, on 12th January of 2024, at the reception in the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia, organized by
Mr. Zvonimir Sviben (on the right). We express our gratitude to the staff of the Embassy for their hospitality.
In front of the building of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Prague
We were honored by the invitation of Dr. Vojtěch Petraček, the rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague,
to visit him at the Rectorate of the University.
In the Rectorate of the Czech Technical University
Darko Žubrinić, Barbora Strakova, Martina Marušić-Britvec, Boris Šušnjar,
Vojtěch Petraček (rector), Dubravka Davidović, and Ivan Radošević.
A monument dedicated to Nikola Tesla, placed in the campus of the Czech Technical University of Prage.
placed within the National Library of Klementinum in Prague (not far from the famous Charles Bridge). Since od 1875 till 1878,
Andrija Mohorovičić studied Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague.