Dénes (Dennis) Gábor

Dénes (Dennis) Gábor (1900-1979) was born in Budapest as the oldest son of Bertalan Gabor, director of a mining company, and his wife Adrienne. He graduated from the Technische Hochschule in Berlin in 1924 and received his Doctorate there in 1927, in electrical engineering.

He ranks as one of the pioneers of the theory of communication. His study Theory of Communication came out in 1946. He was recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics „for his invention and development of the holographic method”. After discovering the principle on which laser beams function, a new and multifaceted possibility opened up for a holographic procedure. The result: three-dimensional, stereoscopic pictures.

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