# Why is magnetic flux named after Nikola Tesla?

I have my respect for Mr. Tesla, but it seems weird that "he" was chosen to be the units of magnetic flux. I mean, he didn't contribute much to magnetic fields theory, nor did he work with them a lot. So why did was magnetic flux it named after him? Why not, for example, after Hendrik Lorentz, who fomulated Lorentz Force?

I'm just wondering :)

• The units are not generally named after the people who discovered the corresponding things. Like craters on the Moon. Just to commemorate people who made important contribution to the area. – Alexandre Eremenko Mar 23 '15 at 3:36