Dennis Gabor

1900 - 1979

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Dennis Gabor ( GAH-bor, gə-BOR; Hungarian: Gábor Dénes [ˈɡaːbor ˈdeːnɛʃ]; 5 June 1900 – 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.Gábor Dénes College in Budapest, Hungary, is named after him in honour of his works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Gabor has received more than 279,100 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Dennis Gabor is the 86th most popular physicist (down from 81st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Physicist.

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Among physicists, Dennis Gabor ranks 86 out of 721. Before him are Owen Willans Richardson, Lawrence Bragg, Arnold Sommerfeld, William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Teller, and C. V. Raman. After him are James Franck, Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, and Gabriel Lippmann.

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Among people born in 1900, Dennis Gabor ranks 19Before him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Spencer Tracy, Vasily Chuikov, Margaret Mitchell, Jacques Prévert, and Heinrich Müller. After him are Sándor Márai, Thomas Wolfe, Hans Fritzsche, Hans Adolf Krebs, Jan Oort, and Giorgos Seferis. Among people deceased in 1979, Dennis Gabor ranks 11Before him are Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Jean Monnet. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Hanna Reitsch, Hafizullah Amin, Nelson Rockefeller, and Sid Vicious.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Dennis Gabor ranks 29 out of 696. Before him are Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Ernő Rubik (1944), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), and Edward Teller (1908). After him are László Bíró (1899), László Kubala (1927), Joseph Pulitzer (1847), Sándor Kocsis (1929), Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), and Emmerich Kálmán (1882).

Among PHYSICISTS In Hungary

Among physicists born in Hungary, Dennis Gabor ranks 2Before him are Edward Teller (1908). After him are Eugene Wigner (1902), Leo Szilard (1898), Georg von Békésy (1899), Arpad Elo (1903), Nicholas Kurti (1908), Zoltán Lajos Bay (1900), and Valentine Telegdi (1922).