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Dennis Gabor

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Dennis Gabor (Gbor Dnes) (5th June, 1900, Budapest - 9th February, 1979, London) was a Hungarian physicist who is most notable for inventing holography.

Gabor was educated at Budapest and Berlin. Having fled from Nazi Germany in 1933, Gabor was invited to Britain to work at the development department of the British Thomson-Houston company in Rugby, Warwickshire. In 1947 whilst working there he invented holography, an achievement for which he later received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971. Holography however did not become commercially available until the introduction of the "laser" in 1960. Gabor also researched how human beings communicate and hear; the result of his investigations was the first theory of granular synthesis.

In 1948 Gabor moved from Rugby to the Imperial College in London, and in 1958 became professor of Applied Physics until his retirement in 1967. He spent most of his retirement in Italy.

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