Dennis Gabor

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor Full Name: Dennis Gabor [Günszberg Dénes]


Profession: Physicist and Electrical Engineer
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
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary

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

Historical Events in the Life of Dennis Gabor

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

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