Nicholas Callan: Priest, Scientist, Engineer

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Charles Rogers , Tennessee Technological University
Nicholas Callan was an accomplished priest and engineer researching batteries, electromagnets, and motors.  His invention, the induction coil, is still in wide use today.  Despite the ubiquity of his inventions, he remains obscure for a variety of reasons, including his location, religious beliefs, and choice of publisher.