Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979

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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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referencedIn Papers and correspondence of Douglas Richard Chick, 1921-1978 Institution of Engineering and Technology
referencedIn Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979. Correspondence, 1968, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn MCGEE, Professor James Dwyer (1903-1987), 1937-1979 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
creatorOf Leith, Emmett N. Emmett N. Leith papers, 1960s-1990s. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979. Correspondence, 1961-1969. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Price, Peter J. 1924-. History of radar use in World War II, 1997-2006. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf GABOR, Professor Dennis (1900-1979), 1911-1985 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
referencedIn The Koestler Archive & Other Papers Relating to Arthur Koestler, 1939-1993 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979. Papers, 1904-1985. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979. Letters, 1966-1971, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Caulfield, H. J. (Henry John), 1936-. Oral history interview with H. John Caulfield, 2003 January 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Gabor, Dr. Dennis. Gabor, Dr. Dennis : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Blackett Patrick Maynard Stuart 1897-1974 person
associatedWith Born Max 1882-1970 person
associatedWith Burch Cecil Reginald 1901-1983 person
associatedWith Calder, Nigel. person
associatedWith Caulfield, H. J. (Henry John), 1936- person
associatedWith Cazes, Bernard, 1927- person
associatedWith Cherry, Colin. person
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associatedWith Hartley Sir Harold Brewer 1878-1972 person
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associatedWith Janne, Henri. person
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associatedWith Koestler Arthur 1905-1983 person
associatedWith Leith, Emmett N. person
associatedWith Malone, Adrian. person
associatedWith McGee, James Dwyer, 1903-1987 person
associatedWith Michael, Donald N. person
associatedWith Miller, David C. person
associatedWith Milner Samuel Roslington 1875-1958 person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. person
associatedWith Nef, John U. (John Ulric), 1899-1988. person
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associatedWith Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Peccei, Aurelio. person
associatedWith Peierls Sir Rudolf Ernst 1907-1995 person
associatedWith Polanyi Michael 1891-1976 person
associatedWith Popper Sir Karl Raimund 1902-1994 person
associatedWith Prehoda, Robert W. person
associatedWith Price, Peter J. 1924- person
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associatedWith Sutherland, Gordon Brims Black McIvor, Sir, 1907-1980. person
associatedWith Sykes, Gerald, 1903- person
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Birth 1900-06-05

Death 1979-02-09







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