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Jan 12 2008   7:52PM GMT

Who is IT? Dennis Gabor, father of holography

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

dennis-gabor.jpg Dennis Gabor (1900-1979) is the inventor of holography. To acknowledge his creativity and scientific insight, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1971.


Yuri Denisyuk is credited with recording the first 3-D holograph back in 1962. Here is a 3-D hologram from the NTT DoCoMo R&D Center in Yokosuka, Japan. Wikipedia and How Stuff Works are good sources to learn more about types of holograms and how they are used in security.

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