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Dennis Gabor

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor

Full Name: Günszberg Dénes
Profession: Physicist and Electrical Engineer

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British
Hungary
Hungarian

Why Famous: In 1947 Gabor invented holography while working in the development laboratory at industrial company British Thomas-Houston.

In recognition of this achievement he was awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Born: June 5, 1900
Birthplace: Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: February 9, 1979 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events

  • 1947-12-17 British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

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