Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979

Alternative names
Birth 1900-06-05
Death 1979-02-09
English, French, German

Biographical notes:

Gabor (1900-1979) held over 100 patents and won the 1971 Nobel prize for physics for his invention of holography. He also corresponded with numerous persons who shared his interest in futurism.

From the description of Correspondence, 1961-1969. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31179190

Born, 1900, Hungary; studied mechanical engineering at Joseph Technical High School, Budapest, 1918-1921, and Electrical Engineering Department, Technische Hochschule, Berlin, 1921-1924; awarded Diplom-Arbeit, 1924; awarded PhD, 1927; Research associate, German Research Association for High Voltage Plants, 1926-1927; Research engineer, Siemens and Halske AG, Berlin-Siemensstadt, 1927-1933; Research engineer, British Thomson Houston Company, Rugby, 1934-1948; Reader in Electron Physics, Imperial College, 1948-1958; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1956; Professor of Applied Electron Physics, Imperial College, 1958-1967; Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College, 1967-1976; Professor Emeritus, Imperial College, 1967-1979; Staff Scientist, CBS Laboratories, Stamford, Connecticut, USA, 1967-1979; CBE, 1970; Nobel prize in Physics, 1971; inventor of holography; died, 1979. Publications: Electron Optics ... A lecture (Reprinted from "Electronic Engineering.") [1943]; The Electron Microscope (Electronic Engineering, London, 1948, second edition); Electronic Inventions and their Impact on Civilization (Inaugural lecture as Professor of Applied Electronic Physics) Imperial College of Science and Technology (London, 1959); Inventing the Future (Secker & Warburg, London, 1963); The Mature Society (London, Secker and Warburg, 1972); The proper priorities of science and technology (Southampton, University of Southampton, 1972); scientific papers on electrical transients, gas discharges, electron dynamics, communication theory and physical optics.

From the guide to the GABOR, Professor Dennis (1900-1979), 1911-1985, (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

Reader, later Professor of Electron Physics, Imperial College, London, 1948-1967; subsequently Senior Research Fellow.

From the description of Papers, 1904-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82863610


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