"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.

 

PROGRAM

 

OPENING REMARKS

Prof. Milan Mrksich, Northwestern University

 

GREETING

His Grace Bishop Longin

Dr. Jasmina Mitrović-Marić

Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia

 

FILM SCREENING

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

 

SPEAKERS

Prof. Branko Kovačević, Dean of School of Electrical Engineering

Radmila Milentijević, PhD, University of New York City

Milenko Dželetović, PhD, Director Telecom Serbia

 

CLOSING REMARKS

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

CEERES

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