Photo Update: Robert Curl, Jean Echenoz win Tesla White Dove Award

September 22, 2013

The Tesla Global Forum honours two of the world’s great thinkers with the White Dove award.

The festival was held in Fruška Gora, Serbia was held 12-15 September with an audience of domestic and international luminaries and Teslaphiles. It focused on four areas – culture, science, music and films.

Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz, the greatest French contemporary writer accepted the award. In 2010, Jean wrote a fictionalised biography of Nikola Tesla called Lightning where his genius and fascination with pigeons is brilliantly explored. The writer, whose novels have been recognised with ten literary prizes, will accept the award in person on 4th October. He also wrote a beautiful short essay.

Robert Curl

Robert Curl

Nobel-prize winning Robert Curl also accepted the White Dove award in the field of science. He issued this illuminating speech:

I am interested in the behavior of molecules in a magnetic field and the units I use for the field are T.

Among inventors Nikola Tesla occupies a unique position that I cannot imagine will ever be taken away from him.

Nikola Tesla was the inventive giant essential to the development of the uses of electrical power. He envisioned the importance of what might be, the electric motor.

Other laureats also accepted the honor including Igor Četojević, the nutritionist-doctor who healed Novak Djoković.

The award ceremony recalls the white dove that came to 17-year-old Tesla in a flash of light, as he recovered from life-threatening cholera in Šišatovac, with its monastery close by. Tesla made a full recovery and the dove became his lifelong companion. Organisers of the Tesla Forum chose to use that symbol of divinity and hope, the white dove, to award intellectuals who have made a special contribution to the world.

You can see photos of the event here:

French ambassador holds a debate at the forum

French ambassador holds a debate at the forum

One of the organisers Aleksandar Protic with president of the Cambridge Club Serbia Milena Milicevic

One of the organisers Aleksandar Protic with president of the Cambridge Club Serbia Milena Milicevic

Pravdivcev and Cetojevic

Pravdivcev and Cetojevic

Dr Cetojevic's presentation

Dr Cetojevic’s presentation

The forum also organised a successful Oxbridge alumni meeting at the event.


Leave a Reply



Before you post, please prove you are sentient.

The kind of round dance you would strut at an igranka?


TED lecture – Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla ShareRedditStumbleUponEmailPrintDigg

Should Hamilton rename part of Burlington Street after Nikola Tesla?

Should Hamilton rename part of Burlington Street after Nikola Tesla?

The electric city was as a result of Nikola Tesla’s invention - said Djurdjevic, president of the Tesla Educational Corporation, says in support. Results so far 69% say yes but 31% say no. Cast your vote !

World’s biggest monument to Nikola Tesla unveiled in Prague

World’s biggest monument to Nikola Tesla unveiled in Prague

PRAGUE – The biggest sculpture in the world dedicated to famous scientist Nikola Tesla was unveiled in Prague on Thursday, in the presence of several hundred people and foreign delegations, the city authorities have said in a release.

US: Tesla’s bust to be unveiled at New Yorker Hotel in January

NEW YORK – A bust of the famous Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla, made by academic sculptor Bojan Mikulic, was handed over to the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan to be officially unveiled at a ceremony on January 10, the...

Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power

Remembering Archibald Reiss: Friend of the Serbs

Monument to Serbian and Russian soldiers on its way!

“My beloved and heroic Serbs!”

Momcilo Gavric – The youngest soldier in the First World War

Time has come for the Tesla Nation

Dusko Popov – legend of World War II and espionage world

Great Serbs: Nikola Tesla

Web’s biggest Tesla resource

A time for heroes – Petar Jankovic explains

Heroes: Croats, Montenegrins who saved people in Serbia

While some Serbs raise prices, Chinese give away food, water, equipment

Help these people to find their hero

Man loses wife, 2-year-old son in floods and still rescues lives

UK Firefighters Join Floods Rescue In Balkans

Djokovic donates winnings to Serbian flood relief


Serbian president to visit New York September 22-26

Unions against measures that lead to further recession

Nezavisnost: Austerity, not recovery measures are presented

Serbia to intensify fight against match fixing

Ana Ivanovic advances to semifinals in Tokyo

Albanians proclaimed “Republic of Ilirida” in Macedonia

Partizan apologizes for anti-Semitic transparent

Map showing Vojvodina as part of Croatia on EU commission website corrected

Royal Couple at 50th anniversary of the marriage of King Constantine of the Hellenes and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark

Partizan Belgrade vs Tottenham: Uefa opens investigation into anti-Semitic … – The Independent

Switch to our mobile site