Lectures & Writtings



1. A NEW SYSTEM OF ALTERNATE CURRENT MOTORS AND TRANSFORMERS – lecture given at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in New York, May 16, 1988.
2. EXPERIMENTS WITH ALTERNATE CURRENTS OF VERY HIGH FREQUENCY AND THEIR APPLICATION TO METHODS OF ARTIFICIAL ILLUMINATION – lecture given at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at Columbia College, New York, May 20, 1891.
3. EXPERIMENTS WITH ALTERNATE CURRENTS OF HIGH POTENTIAL AND HIGH FREQUENCY – lecture given to the Institute of Electrical Engineers in London on February 3, 1892, and at the Royal Institute in London on February 4, 1892. It was given again to the International Association of Electrical Engineers and to the Société Française de Physique in Paris.
4. ON LIGHT AND OTHER HIGH FREQUENCY PHENOMENA – lecture given at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on February 24, 1893, and at the National Electric Light Association in St Louis on March 1, 1893.
5. ON MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL OSCILLATORS – lecture given on August 25, 1983, in the hall adjoining the Agricultural Building at the Chicago World’s Fair. This lecture was not published and the manuscript was not preserved among Tesla’s papers. It was most probably destroyed, along with his other belongings, in the fire of March 13, 1895. Thanks to journalist and publicist T.K. Martin, a detailed overview of the lecture and Tesla’s experiments appeared in the press at the time.
6. HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS FOR ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC AND OTHER PURPOSES – lecture given to the Electro-Therapeutic Society in Buffalo on September 13, 1898.
7. HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS AND CONTROLS FOR ELECTRIC CIRCUITS – lecture given to the New York Academy of Sciences on April 6, 1897.
8. ON THE ART OF TELEAUTOMATICS – lecture given on May 13, 1899, at the Chicago Business Club. This lecture is preserved in an incomplete and unfinished form in the Archives of the Nikola Tesla Museum.
9. THE PHENOMENON OF HIGH FREQUENCIES – experimental demonstrations in the Havemeyer Hall of Columbia University, New York on the evening of April 12, 1901.
10. NEW INVENTIONS BY TESLA – lecture at a meeting of the New York branch of the National Electric Light Association held in the New York building of the Association of Electrical Engineers on the evening of Monday, May 15, 1911.


1. Mr Nikola Tesla on alternating current motors, Electrical World, New York, May 25th, 1887

2. Tesla replies to Dr. Duncan explaning his alternating current motor, Electrical Review, New York, June 12th, 1888
3. Phenomena of Alternating Currents of Very High Frequency, Electrical World, New York,  February 21st , 1891
4. Erscheinungen bei Wechselströmen mit hoher Wechselzahl, E.T.Z. [Elektrotechnische Zeitschrift], Berlin, H. 23, 5. VI 1891
5. Alternate current electrostatic induction apparatus, Electrical Engineer, New York, May 6th, 1891
6. An electrolytic clock, Electrical Engineer, New York, May 6th, 1891
7. Electric discharge in vacuum tubes, Electrical Engineer, New York, July 1st, 1891.
8. Notes on a unipolar dynamo, Electrical Engineer, New York,  September  1st, 1891
9. ‘Massage’ with currents of high frequency, Electrical Engineer, New York, December 23rd, 1891
10. On the Dissipation of the Electrical Energy of the Hertz Resonator, Electrical Engineer, New York, December  21st, 1892
11. The physiological and other effects of high frequency currents, Electrical Engineer, New York, February 1st, 1893
12. Les vibrations électriques fréquentes, Moniteur industriel, Paris, 1893
13. Tesla’s Oscillator and Other Inventions, Century Illustrated Magazine,New York,  April 1895
14. Earth Electricity to Kill Monopoly, The World Sunday Magazine  March 8th, 1896
15. Tesla on Roentgen Rays : Tesla’s startling results in radiography at great distances through considerable thicknesses of substance, Electrical Review, New York, March 11th, 1896
16. Tesla’s latest results : he now produces radiographs at a distance of more than forty feet, Electrical Review, New York, March 18th, 1896
17. Tesla on reflected Roentgen rays, Electrical Review, New York , April 1st, 1896
18. Tesla on Roentgen radiations, Electrical Review, New York, April 8th, 1896
19. Tesla’s latest Roentgen ray investigations, Electrical Review, New York, April 22nd, 1896
20. Roentgen rays or streams, Electrical Review, New York, August  12th, 1896
21. Mr. Tesla on thermo-electricity, Electrical Engineer, New York, December  23rd, 1896
22. Tesla on the hurtful actions of Lenard and Roentgen tubes, Electrical Review, New York, May 5th, 1897
23. On the source of Roentgen rays and the practical construction and safe operation of Lenard tubes, Electrical Review, New York, Aug. 11th, 1897; Electrical Engineer, New York, Aug. 19th, 1897
24. Tesla’s latest advance in vaccum tube lighting, Electrical Review, New York, January  5th, 1898
25. Electricity to tame wild beasts (Tesla on animal training by electricity), New York Journal & Advertiser, New York, February  6th, 1898
26. Tesla perfecting a war engine, St. Louis Republician, St. Louis, May 1st, 1898
27. My new submarine destroyer, New York Journal,  New York, September  13th, 1898
28.  Plans to Dispense With Artillery of the Present Type, The Sun, New York, November 21st, 1898
29. Tesla Describes His Efforts in Various Fields of Work, Electrical Review, New York, November 30th, 1898
30. On Current Interrupters, Electrical Review, New York, March 15th, 1899
31. The Problem of Increasing Human Energy (with special reference to the harnessing of the sun’s energy), The Century Illustrated Magazine, New York,  June 1900
32. Tesla’s New Discovery, The Sun, New York, January 30th, 1901
33. Talking With the Planets, Collier’s Weekly, Springfield, Ohio,  February 9th, 1901
34. Inventor Tesla’s Plant Nearing Completion, Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, February 8th, 1902
35. Tesla thinks wind power should be used more now, Philadelphia North American, Philadelphia, May 18th, 1902
36. The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires, Electrical World and Engineer, New York, March 5th, 1904
37. Electric Autos, Manufacturers’ Record, New York, December 29th, 1904
38. The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires as a Means for Furthering Peace, Electrical World and Engineer, New York,  January 7th, 1905
39. Subway dangers, The New York Sun, New York, June 16th, 1905
40. Flying machine in exploration, The Journal, Columbus,Ohio,  July 16th, 1905
41. Tesla on the Peary North Pole expedition, The New York Sun, New York, July 22nd, 1905
42. Signaling to Mars : A problem of electrical engineering,  Harvard Illustrated Magazine, Cambridge. Mass., March 1907
43. Tuned Lightning, English Mechanic and World of Science,London, March 8th, 1907
44. Tesla’s Wireless Torpedo, New York Times, New York,  March 19th, 1907
45. Sleep from electricity, New York Times, New York, Oct. 17th, 1907
46. Possibilities of Wireless, New York Times, New York, Oct. 22nd, 1907
47. Deadly wave : Naval battles of the future to be fought by water power, Detroit News Tribune, Detroit, December  29th, 1907
48. The Future of the Wireless Art, Wireless Telegraphy & Telephony, Van Nostrand, 1908
49. Mr. Tesla’s Vision, New York Times, New York, April 21st, 1908
50. Electrical control of the weather will soon be an accomplished fact, St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, November  15th, 1908
51. How to signal to Mars, New York Times, New York, May 23rd, 1909
52. Nikola Tesla’s New Wireless, The Electrical Engineer, London, December 24th, 1909
53. What science may achieve this year, New York World, New York, Jan. 9th, 1910; Denver Rocky Mountain News, Denver, January 16th, 1910
54. Dr. Tesla Talks of Gas Turbines, Motor World, September 18th,1911
55. Tesla’s New Monarch of Machines, New York Herald Tribune, New York,  October 15th, 1911
56. Mr. Tesla on the future, Modern Electrics, New York,  May 1912
57. The Disturbing Influence of Solar Radiation On the Wireless Transmission of Energy, Electrical Review and Western Electrician, New York , July 6th, 1912
58. Nikola Tesla discusses the possible ending of the war, The New York Sun, New York, December  20th, 1914
59. How Cosmic Forces Shape Our Destinies, New York American, New York, February 7th, 1915
60. Some Personal Recollections, Scientific American, New York, June 5th, 1915
61. The Wonder World To Be Created By Electricity, Manufacturer’s Record, New York, September 9th, 1915
62. Nikola Tesla Sees a Wireless Vision, New York Times,  New York, October 3rd, 1915
63. Tesla’s New Device Like Bolts of Thor, New York Times, New York, December 8th, 1915
64. Wonders of the Future, Collier’s Weekly, Springfield, Ohio, December 2nd, 1916
65. Electric Drive for Battle Ships, New York Herald, New York, February 25th, 1917
67. Tesla’s Views on Electricity and the War, The Electrical Experimenter, New York, August 1917
68. The effect of statics on wireless transmission, Electrical Experimenter, New York,  January 1919
69. My Inventions, Electrical Experimenter, New York, February-June and October 1919
70. Famous Scientific Illusions, Electrical Experimenter, New York,  February 1919
71. The Moon’s rotation, Electrical Experimenter, New York,  April and June 1919
72. The True Wireless, Electrical Experimenter, New York, May 1919
73. Electrical Oscillators, Electrical Experimenter, New York,  July 1919
74. Rain Can Be Controlled and Hydraulic Force Provided, Syracuse Herald, New York, February 29th, 1920
75. Developments in practice and art of telephotography, Electrical Review, New York, December  11th, 1920
76. Interplanetary communication, Electrical World, New York, November  24th, 1921
77. When Woman is Boss, Colliers, Buffalo, New York,  January 30th, 1926
78. World System of Wireless Transmission of Energy, Telegraph and Telegraph Age, New York, October 16th, 1927
79. Nikola Tesla Tells of New Radio Theories, New York Herald Tribune, September 22nd, 1929
80. Our future motive power, Everyday science and mechanics, New York, December  1931
81. Tesla Cosmic Ray Motor May Transmit Power ‘Round Earth, Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, July 10th, 1932
82. Pioneer Radio Engineer Gives Views On Power, New York Herald Tribune, New York, September 11th, 1932
83. Breaking up tornadoes, Everyday science and mechanics, New York, December  1933
84. The Eternal Source of Energy of the Universe, Origin and Intensity of Cosmic Rays, New York, October 13th, 1932
85. Tesla ‘Harnesses’ Cosmic Energy, Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia,  November 2nd, 1933
86. Electro-static generators, Scientific American, New York, March 1934
87. Tesla Invents Peace Ray, New York Sun, New York, July 10th, 1934
88. Tesla on Power Development and Future Marvels, New York World Telegram, New York, July 24th, 1934
89. A Machine to End War, Liberty, February 1935
90. Tesla Predicts Ships Powered by Shore Beam, New York Herald Tribune, New York, May 5th, 1935
91. The New Art of Projecting Concentrated Non-dispersive Energy Through Natural Media, (System of Particle Acceleration for Use in National Defense) circa May 16th, 1935