IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Callan's pioneering contributions to electrical science and technology
Reverend Nicholas Callan (1799-1864), Professor of Natural Philosophy at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, contributed significantly to the understanding of electrical induction and the development of the induction coil. He did this through a series of experiments that made inductive transient phenomena visibly clear. The apparatus used in these experiments was replicated in other laboratories.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (Stoyte House, Maynooth, Ireland