"The Serb Who Connected the World," an event celebrating the life and works of Michael Idvorsky Pupin, Oct. 16, 2014

“The Serb Who Connected the World”

A Celebration for the 160th Anniversary of the Birth of

Michael Idvorsky Pupin


The University of Chicago

Kent Chemistry Laboratory

1020 E. 58th St. (Main Quad)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00 p.m.


Mihajlo Idvorsky Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Pupin was a founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on March 3, 1915, which later became NASA.





Prof. Milan Mrksich, Northwestern University



His Grace Bishop Longin

Dr. Jasmina Mitrović-Marić

Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia



“The Serb Who Connected the World,” a 35-minute documentary about the life and work of Michael Idvorsky Pupin



Prof. Branko Kovačević, Dean of School of Electrical Engineering

Radmila Milentijević, PhD, University of New York City

Milenko Dželetović, PhD, Director Telecom Serbia



Mian Mrkšich


You are cordially invited to a reception in the Lobby of Kent Hall to be held immediately following the program


Exhibition dedicated to Pupin’s life and work is located in the first floor Kent Lobby.

This event was made possible thanks to support from:

The Department of Chemistry,

The Institute of Molecular Engineering,

The James Franck Institute,

Chicago Materials Research Center (MRSEC),

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia,

Office for the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region,

Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Chicago,

Serbian Orthodox Church Dioceses of New Gracanica and Midwestern America,

Serbian Museum St. Sava-Tesla