Hungarian-born electrical engineer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics
in 1971 for his invention of holography, a system of lensless, three-dimensional
photography that has many applications.
In 1949 Gabor joined the faculty of the Imperial College of Science
and Technology, London, where in 1958 he became professor of applied
electron physics. His other work included research on high-speed oscilloscopes,
communication theory, physical optics, and television. Gabor was awarded
more than 100 patents.
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