IEEE Milestone: Galileo Ferraris

The dedication ceremony will be held on line January 21st , 2021 – 3:30 pm.

The dedication ceremony of the IEEE Milestone for the magnetic rotating field and the induction motor invented by Galileo Ferraris will be held on line January 21st , 2021 – 3:30 pm.

The IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is a non-profit organisation, and has more than 330,000 individual members in 150 countries. “The IEEE Milestones program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE. Milestones recognize the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique electrical engineering products, services, seminal papers and patents.”

The citation of the Milestone ''Rotating Fields and Early Induction Motors, 1885-1888'' is: ''Galileo Ferraris, professor at the Italian Industrial Museum (now Polytechnic) of Turin, conceived and demonstrated the principle of the rotating magnetic field. Ferraris' field, produced by two stationary coils with perpendicular axes, was driven by alternating currents phase-shifted by 90 degrees. Ferraris also constructed prototypes of two-phase AC motors. Rotating fields, polyphase currents, and their application to induction motors had a fundamental role in the electrification of the world.''

In Italy this Milestone is added to those dedicate to the inventions by Volta, Pacinotti, Marconi, Fermi e Dadda.


You can find here the details about the Ceremony.

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