DEAD: Dennis Gabor

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Dennis Gabor (aged 78)

Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor of holography

Dennis Gabor (9 February 1979) was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.

DEATH: Gabor died in a nursing home in South Kensington, London, on 9 February 1979. In 2006 a blue plaquewas put up on No. 79 Queen’s Gate in Kensington, where he lived from 1949 until the early 1960s.

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