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Born June 5, 1900, in Budapest. Physicist and founder of holography. Member of the British Royal Society (1956). Honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1964).
Gábor graduated from the Technical University of Budapest and the Higher Technical School in Berlin. From 1927 to 1933 he worked in Germany, and in 1934 he emigrated to Great Britain. From 1949 to 1967 he taught at the University of London. (He became a professor there in 1958.) In 1967 he became the director of the Stanford laboratory of the Columbia Broadcasting System. Between 1948 and 1951, Gábor developed a general theory of holography and obtained the first holograms. In 1956 he designed the first holo-graphic microscope. Gabor also wrote works on electronics, optics, information theory, and communication theory.
WORKSThe Electron Microscope. London, 1946.
Electron Inventions and Their Impact on Civilization. London, 1959. Inventing the Future. London, 1963.