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Nikola Tesla
Power Tesla
Actor Dmitry Chepovetsky
Seen Power
The Tesla Effect
TBA
Mentioned Marked Twain
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job Scientist
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Nikola Tesla is an inventor and scientist that assists the police, especially Murdoch when his cases involved powerful science, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, played by Dmitry Chepovetsky.

History

Inventor Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He came to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before parting ways. He sold several patent rights, including those to his alternating-current machinery, to George Westinghouse. His 1891 invention, the "Tesla coil", is still used in radio technology today.

Unfortunately for Thomas Edison, the Westinghouse Corporation was chosen to supply the lighting at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and Tesla conducted demonstrations of his AC system there. Two years later, in 1895, Tesla designed what was among the first AC hydroelectric power plants in the United States, at Niagara Falls. The following year, it was used to power the city of Buffalo, New York, a feat that was highly publicized throughout the world. With its repeat successes and favorable press, the alternating-current system would quickly become the preeminent power system of the 20th century, and it has remained the worldwide standard ever since. Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of other important inventions—most of which were officially patented by other inventors—including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries) and the induction motor. He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field—the basis of most AC machinery. {1] 

Appearances and Mentions

Power

  • Nikola Tesla is visiting Toronto while the city considers converting from direct current to alternating current. William Murdoch asks him to assist in the investigation of the murder of a young woman at an anti-alternating current demonstration.
  • While in the city, Tesla experiments with radio communication and discusses with Murdoch the possibility of something Tesla calls "television."
  • Murdoch, who has been trying to invent a method of recording suspected criminal conversations, asks Tesla to assist him by building a radio transmitter to allow him to record a conversation in which Allen Fawkes will tell Edwin Dodd that he is aware that Dodd killed Daniel Pratt. The device is a success.

The Tesla Effect

Marked Twain (Mentioned)

Trivia

Gallery


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle