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Google honours the father of Holograms

If you go to Google‘s home page today (as many of us will no doubt do), you’ll find the latest in their series of “doodles”, commemorating a special event or holiday in a particular part of the world.

I admit that the announcement of Dennis Gabor‘s 110th Birthday didn’t immediately make me want to celebrate, but it turns out that Mr. Gabor was the inventor of the holographic image:

Dennis Gabor (original Hungarian name: Gábor Dénes) CBE, FRS, (5 June 1900, Budapest – 8 February 1979, London) was a British-Hungarian Jewish electrical engineer and inventor, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.

So, the old phrase “you learn something new every day” is proved true again and we raise our virtual glass to Dennis Gabor for his birthday!

Strange Random Physics Quote:

“Physics isn’t a religion. If it were, we’d have a much easier time raising money.” – Leon Lederman

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