Exhibition showing image of Dennis Gabor, British inventor of holography, 1988.
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Photograph of Dennis Gabor (1900-1979) next to a hologram in the Optics Gallery at the Science Museum, London in 1988. Gabor was awarded the Nobel prize in 1971 for inventing holography, a method of creating three-dimensional images photographically. He had achieved this while working on improving the resolution of the electron microscope.