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National Museum in Belgrade

Mihajlo Pupin
VR Exhibition

The scientist. The professor. The philanthropist.

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin (9 October 1858 – 12 March 1935) surprises and amazes with the versatility of his contributions. His work in science, his teachings, founding, and improvements of many institutions and associations in America, his national political contributions, extensive benefaction, patronage relationship with art, care about his hometown Idvor, literary work - all of it displays a vast knowledge, selfless engagement, persistence, and diligent and self-sufficient life. He is the winner of many scientific awards and medals, he was a member of the American Academy of Sciences, the Serbian Royal Academy, and an honorary doctor of as many as 18 universities. Let's mention only the Eliot Creston Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1902, the Herbert Prize in 1916, the Edison Medal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and by far the most important Pulitzer Prize awarded for the greatest contributions in literature, journalism, and composition since 1917. Pupin participated in the creation of large institutions in the United States, so he was one of the founders of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics on March 3, 1915, which later became NASA. With his invention from 1896, later called Pupinization, he solved the problem of increasing the range of telephone currents, and thanks to him we communicate at a distance today. This exhibition displays all the places preserving the rich and diverse heritage with a not so prominent role in history.