You may well recognize the name Tesla, at least from the world of cars. But what about renowned scientist Nikola Tesla, a physicist-inventor who was considered a “foolish scientist” in his time? Thanks to his crazy ideas, there are things in our daily lives and medicine we cannot imagine our lives without. The Plasma Regiment is one of Tesla’s inventions made in 1894. An electrode is placed inside the glass ball filled with a rare gas or gas mixture, and as a result of its high voltage, light rays appear inside the ball. The rays are directed toward the walls of the regiment and create a thunderstorm effect with a magical view. It gets more exciting when we “control” the rays with our hands. Dictate the movement of the rays; become a magician!
ArtistSandro BotticelliPeriod15th centuryClassificationPaintingDimensions45 3/4 x 32 in. (116.2 x 81.3 cm)Gallery Location34th Ave, Queens, NY 11106Share