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Dennis Gabor
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Dennis Gabor
Born
Günszberg Dénes

(1900-06-05)5 June 1900
Died 9 February 1979(1979-02-09) (aged 78)
London, England
Citizenship Hungarian / British
Alma mater
Known for
  • Holography
  • Gabor filter
  • Gabor limit
  • Gabor transform
  • Gabor atom
  • Gabor wavelet
Spouse(s)
Marjorie Louise Butler (m. 1936)
(1911–1981)
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering Physics
Institutions
Doctoral students Eric Ash

Dennis Gabor CBE, FRS (/ˈɡɑːbɔːr, ɡəˈbɔːr/; Hungarian: Gábor Dénes; 5 June 1900 – 9 February 1979) was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Career

While working at British Thomson-Houston that he invented holography, in 1947.He experimented with a heavily filtered mercury arc light source. However, the earliest hologram was only realised in 1964 following the 1960 invention of the laser, the first coherent light source. After this, holography became commercially available.

Personal life

During his time in Rugby, he met Marjorie Louise Butler, and they married in 1936. He became a British citizen in 1946.

Awards

  • 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics
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