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Dennis Gabor F.R.S.: Lecture Notes, Publications, Biographical Information and Other Papers; Supplementary List 1


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Reference B/Gabor/11
Covering dates 1943-1989
Held by London University, Imperial College Archives
Extent 5 series
Source of acquisition Deposited by Mrs A Gabor, sister in law of Dennis Gabor, on the instruction of her husband André, in September 1996. Accession number 5076.
Creators Gabor, Dennis, 1900 - 1979, physicist
Supplementary information For other papers and correspondence of Dennis Gabor, see separate lists available at Imperial College Archives and on A2A.

Administrative history:
Dennis Gabor was an electronic engineer, physicist and humanist. His inventions include holography and the flat television tube and he was awarded the CBE in 1970 and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1971 for his contribution to the field of physics.
Gabor was born on the 5 June 1900 in Budapest, Hungary to Bertalan Gabor, engineer, and Adrienne Kalman (Gabor), actress. He was the eldest of three sons and in 1915, at the age of 15, Dennis and his brother George built an epidiascope, a Tesla coil and had experimented with x-rays. Despite this precocious talent, Gabor's entrance in to University was delayed by a term of compulsory military service during which he was posted to Italy.
When he returned in 1918, he attended Technical University in Budapest to study mechanical engineering and, in 1921, he went on to study electrical engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin where he obtained the Diplom-Arbeit. Following the award of a doctorate in Engineering in 1927 for his work on transient waveforms, Gabor gained employment at Siemens and Halske in Berlin.
In 1934, following the election of Hitler, Gabor came to England where he worked for the British Thomson Houston Company and married Marjorie Butler who also worked at BTH. Here he continued with his work on the plasma state as well as on electron beam properties in lamps, television tubes, electron microscopes and 3-D cinema image projection.
Gabor's brother, André, whom Gabor often referred to as Bandi, came to England in 1938, where he remained due to impending war in Europe, and where he and Dennis published mathematics and social science papers together thoughout the 1950s. Dennis Gabor became a naturalised British citizen in 1946.
Dennis Gabor was appointed Reader in Electron Physics at Imperial College, London in 1948 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (F.R.S.) in 1956. In 1958 he was appointed to personal Chair of Applied Electron Physics at Imperial College where he remained until his retirement in 1967. Gabor continued to work, after his retirement from Imperial College, as a part time consultant for CBS Laboratories in Connecticut.
Dennis Gabor died on 9 February 1979 in South Kensington.

Contents:
This deposit has been arranged in chronological order with any undated material listed at the end of the appropriate section with the exception of the publications which are first arranged into alphabetical order by publication. The majority of the deposit is written in English unless stated otherwise and all publications are written by Dennis Gabor unless stated otherwise.
Lecture Notes
Publications
Typescript Material
Biographical Information
Related Material



LECTURE NOTES  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The lecture notes are arranged in chronological order by the date of the draft or copy or, where this is not given, by the date of the lecture. Where the date or location of the lecture is not given it is unknown.


'Nuclear Science: The Constitution of Matter'  B/Gabor/11/1  16 Mar 1946

10 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a lecture given at the Percival Guildhouse, Rugby on 23-24 Mar 1946. Typescript with annotations.

'A New Picture Tube'  B/Gabor/11/2  25 Oct 1956

23 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a lecture given before the Television Society on 25 Oct 1956. Typescript with annotations and diagrams.

'Inventing the Future'  B/Gabor/11/3  29 Oct 1960

8 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a talk given to the Cambridge Heretics on 30 Oct 1960. Typescript with annotations.

'Leisure in a Prosperous Society'  B/Gabor/11/4  10 Nov 1960

5 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a talk given to the British Council of Social Service on 10 Nov 1960. Typescript with annotations.

'The Future of Computers'  B/Gabor/11/5  5 Jul 1962

4 pp.

Contents:
Draft of an after dinner talk given at the Programming Systems Symposium, L.S.E., on 5 July 1962. Typescript with annotations.

'Technology, Life and Leisure'  B/Gabor/11/6  24 Oct 1963

12 pp.


Related information: For a copy of the article published in the Society journal, see B/GABOR/11/109.

Contents:
Draft of a lecture given to the Society of Instrument Technology at the Royal Institution on 24 Oct 1963. Typescript with annotations.

'Future Possibilities of Science'  B/Gabor/11/7  10 Jan 1964

10 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a lecture given to H. M. Treasury on 10 Jan 1964. Typescript.

'Inventing the Future'  B/Gabor/11/8  10 Feb 1965

4 pp.

Contents:
Shortened draft of a talk given to the National Physical Laboratory on 10 Feb 1965. Typescript.

'Freedom in an Advanced Industrial Civilisation'  B/Gabor/11/9  12 Feb 1965

4 pp.

Contents:
First draft of a contribution to Bertrand de Jouvenel's Conference on Les Instsitutions Politiques à Venir, Paris held on 4-7 Apr 1965. Typescript with annotations.

'Freedom in an Advanced Industrial Civilisation'  B/Gabor/11/10  18 Feb 1965

6 pp.

Contents:
Second draft of a contribution to Bertrand de Jouvenel's Conference on Les Instsitutions Politiques à Venir, Paris held on 4-7 Apr 1965. Typescript.

'Fighting Existential Nausea in the Technological Society'  B/Gabor/11/11  30 Sep 1965

10 pp.

Contents:
Contribution to the International Symposium on the Technological Society in the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara in Dec 1965. Typescript with diagrams.

'Weiner and the Art of Communication'  B/Gabor/11/12  9 Oct 1965

13 pp.

Contents:
Draft of a talk given at the Weiner Memorial Meeting, Genoa on 26-30 Oct 1965. Typescript with attached visual aids.

'Les Transformations de l'Information en Optique'  B/Gabor/11/13  29 April 1966

6 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a talk given to the General Assembly of the International Commission for Optics and Conference on Recent Progress in Physical Optics in Paris on 2-7 May 1966. Typescript with annotations. In French.

'The Future of Western Civilisation'  B/Gabor/11/14  6 Oct 1966

11 pp.

Contents:
Photocopy of an address to the General Studies students of Imperial College on 6 Oct 1966. Typescript with diagram.

'The Dangers of Automatism'  B/Gabor/11/15  28 Jan 1967

8 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a talk given at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of California on 6 Feb 1967. Typescript.

'Open Ended Planning'  B/Gabor/11/16  8 Feb 1967

13 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a lecture given to the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California on 8 Feb 1967. Typescript with diagrams.

'Open Ended Planning'  B/Gabor/11/17  8 Feb 1967

13 pp.

Contents:
Printed copy of a lecture given to the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California on 8 Feb 1967. Typescript with diagrams.

'Industry and Society'  B/Gabor/11/18  8 May 1967

6 pp.

Contents:
Photocopy of a lecture given to open the discussion on The Next Thirty Years, Session V, in the Royal Society on 12 May 1967. Typescript with diagram.

'Changing Man and Society through Scientific and Technological Progress'  B/Gabor/11/19  14 Jul 1967

12 pp.

Contents:
Photocopy of a lecture given at the Japan Economic Research Centre Conference, 'The World in 2000', Tokyo on 25-30 Sep 1967. Typescript.

'The Prospects of Industrial Civilisation'  B/Gabor/11/20  12 Mar 1968

15 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of lecture given on 12 Mar 1968. Later published in Volume 96 of the Journal of the Institute of Metals, 1968.

'Material Development'  B/Gabor/11/21  12 Sep 1967

9 pp.

Contents:
Introduction to the Discussion on Material Development given at the International Future Research Inaugural Congress at Oslo on 12-15 Sep 1967. Typescript.

'Science, Technology and Social Change'  B/Gabor/11/22  23 Oct 1968

7 pp.

Contents:
Photocopy of a talk in the series 'Science and Culture' given to the State University of New York on 19 Nov 1968. Typescript.

'The Future of Progress'  B/Gabor/11/23  21 Jan 1969

8 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of the Touchstone Lecture given on 23 Jan 1969. Typescript.

Extract from a lecture given on the developments in holography, at the Royal Institution Discussion on 7 Feb 1969. Untitled.  B/Gabor/11/24  7 Feb 1969

1 pp.

Contents:
Typescript.

'A New Anthropology'  B/Gabor/11/25  19 Feb 1969

9 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a paper to be read at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, California on 5-9 May 1969. Typescript.

'Die Naturwissenschaften im Zeitalter des Unbehagens in der Kultur'  B/Gabor/11/26  15 Jul 1970

13 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Draft of the formal address given at the opening of the new Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Building, Heidelberg on 15 Jul 1970. Typescript with annotations.

'Die Weltvorräte an Energieträgern und deren Verteilung'  B/Gabor/11/27  21 Jan 1974

9 pp.
Language:  German


Related information: For published article in Schweizerische Bauzeitung in April 1974, see B/GABOR/11/101

Contents:
Photocopy of a lecture given to the Schweizerischer Ingenieur und Architekten-Verein, Zurich on 22 Feb 1974. Typescript.

'Der Schwere Weg zur Reifen Gesellschaft'  B/Gabor/11/28  27 Apr 1974

11 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a talk given to the Forum der Textil-Wirtschaft, Heidelberg on 7 Jun 1974. Typescript with annotations.

'The Transition to a Mature Society'  B/Gabor/11/29  25 Apr 1974

13 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft of a lecture given at the Spring Meeting of the Nive Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Management, The Hague on 11 Jun 1974. Typescript.

'Sketching the Development of Mankind and our Outlook for the Future'  B/Gabor/11/30  27-30 Nov 1975

3 pp.

Contents:
Copy of paper given at the 4th International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, New York on 27-30 Nov 1975. Typescript.

PUBLICATIONS  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The following publications are arranged alphabetically by publication and chronologically within this. For an alphabetical list of publications see the index.


Advance Energy Conversion  [no ref. or date]

'The Theory of Gas Discharges with Extraneous Ion Supply'  B/Gabor/11/31  1963

8 pp

Contents:
Reprint. Typescript.

Archiv der Elektrischen Übertragung  [no ref. or date]

'Der Nachrichtengehalt eines Elektromagnetischen Signals'  B/Gabor/11/32  10 Jan 1953

5 pp
Language:  German

Contents:
Reprint.

British Thomson-Houston Company  [no ref. or date]

'Electron Optics'  B/Gabor/11/33  Jun 1943

20 pp

Contents:
Signed 'With compliments D.G'. Enclosed is an article from Electronic Engineering 'Unique Electron Micrographs' dated Jul 1943.

'Dynamics of Electron Beams: Applications of Hamiltonian Dynamics to Electronic Problems' Signed 'To Bandi with love Dennis'.  B/Gabor/11/34  Jun 1945

16 pp

Communication Theory  [no ref. or date]

'A Summary of Communication Theory'  B/Gabor/11/35  1953

23 pp

Contents:
Reprint from papers read at a Symposium on Applications of Communication Theory held at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London on 22-26 Sep 1952.

Conference on Microscopy  [no ref. or date]

'Problems and Prospects of Electron Diffraction Microscopy'  B/Gabor/11/36  4-8 Jul 1949

5 pp

Contents:
Reprint from the Proceedings of the Conference on Microscopy held in Delft on 4-8 Jul 1949.

Cybernétique, La  [no ref. or date]

'La Théorie des Communications et la Physique'  B/Gabor/11/37  1951

34 pp
Language:  French

Contents:
Extract from La Cybernétique.

Discovery  [no ref. or date]

'Unborn Instruments'  B/Gabor/11/38  11 May 1965

6 pp

Contents:
Copy of an article written for Discovery.

Letter from Dennis Gabor to Bandi, dated 19 May 1965, enclosing the above copy of the article for Discovery.  B/Gabor/11/39  19 May 1965

1 pp

Contents:
Typescript signed 'Dennis'.

Elektronotechnik und Maschinenbau.  [no ref. or date]

'Die Zukunft der technischen Zivilisation'  B/Gabor/11/40  1965

6 pp
Language:  German

Contents:
Reprint from an article published in Sep 1964.

Encounter  [no ref. or date]

'Oedipus, Macbeth and Mary: Prophesies, Predictions and Survival'  B/Gabor/11/41  24 Jul 1961

9 pp

Contents:
Draft of an article for Encounter. Typescript with annotations.

Endeavour  [no ref. or date]

'Holography and its Applications'  B/Gabor/11/42  Jan 1969

8 pp

Contents:
Reprint of an article, by Dennis Gabor and George W. Stroke, published in Endeavour, Volume XXVIII, Number 103, Jan 1969.

Die Entwicklungeschichte des Elektronenmikroskops  [no ref. or date]

'Die Entwicklungeschichte des Elektronenmikroskops'  B/Gabor/11/43  1 Aug 1957

9 pp
Language:  German

Contents:
Published copy of a lecture given to the Institute of Physics in Bournemouth on 29 May 1953.

Family Planning  [no ref. or date]

'Babies, Wanted and Unwanted'  B/Gabor/11/44  28 Jan 1965

2 pp

Contents:
Draft of an article for Family Planning magazine.
Typescript.

Futuribles  [no ref. or date]

'La Liberté dans une Civilisation Industrielle Avancée'  B/Gabor/11/45  1966

4 pp

Contents:
Published copy of a lecture given at the Conference Internationale de Futuribles, Paris on 5-7 Apr 1965.

Giornate delle Scienza  [no ref. or date]

'Theory of communication and cybernetics'  B/Gabor/11/46  12-17 Apr 1954

34 pp

Contents:
Extract from the Proceedings of Session 4 of the Convegno di Elettronica e Televisione held in Milan on 12-17 Apr 1954

I Modelli nella Tecnica  [no ref. or date]

'Models in Cybernetics'  B/Gabor/11/47  1-4 Oct 1955

11 pp

Contents:
Extract from Volume II, Atti del Convegno di Venezia, held on 1-4 Oct 1955.

Information Theory  [no ref. or date]

'Optical Transmission'  B/Gabor/11/48  12-16 Sep 1955

8 pp

Contents:
Reprint from papers read at a Symposium on Information Theory, held at the Royal Institution, London on 12-16 Sep 1955.

Institute of Government and Public Affairs, UCLA  [no ref. or date]

'Thoughts on the Future'  B/Gabor/11/49  20 Oct 1972

17 pp

Contents:
Summary of the lecture given at UCLA on 20 Oct 1972.

L'Institut de Science Économique Appliquée  [no ref. or date]

'L'Entropie comme Mesure de la Liberté Sociale et Économique'  B/Gabor/11/50  Nov 1958

14 pp
Language:  French

Contents:
Article by Dennis and André Gabor

Institution of Electrical Engineers  [no ref. or date]

Proof of a paper first received on 15 Nov 1943, and revised 18 Jan 1944. Typescript.  B/Gabor/11/51  18 Jan 1944

14 pp

Contents:
'Energy Conversion in Electronic Devices'

'Energy Conversion in Electronic Devices'  B/Gabor/11/52  15 Sep 1944

17 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 91, Part III, Number 15. Inscribed
'With the author's compliments'.

'Theory of Communication'  B/Gabor/11/53  26 Nov 1946

28 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 93, Part III, Number 26.

'New Possibilities in Speech Transmission'  B/Gabor/11/54  Nov 1947 and Jan 1948

22 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 94, Part III, Number 32 and Volume 95, Part III, Number 33.

'A New Cathode-Ray Tube for Monochrome and Colour Television'  B/Gabor/11/55  May 1958

24 pp

Contents:
Paper, first received on 4 Nov 1957 and revised on 17 Mar 1958. This paper is republished in Volume 105, Part B of the Proceedings of the Institution, 1958 (see B/GABOR/11/57).
Written by D. Gabor, P. R. Stuart and P. G. Kalman.

'A Flat Television Tube'  B/Gabor/11/56  Nov 1958

4 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 4 (New Series), Nov 1958.

'A New Cathode-Ray Tube for Monochrome and Colour Television'  B/Gabor/11/57  Nov 1958

24 pp

Contents:
Paper by D. Gabor, P. R. Stuart and P G. Kalman, first received 4 Nov 1957, revised 17 Mar 1958 and read before the Radio and Telecommunication Section on 14 May 1958. Published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Volume 105, Part B, Number 24.

'A Fully Electrostatic, Flat, Thin Television Tube'  B/Gabor/11/58  Apr 1968

12 pp

Contents:
Report by D. Gabor, H. A. W. Tothill and J. E. Smith-Whittington published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Electronic Engineers, Volume 115, Number 4.

International Congress on Electron Microscopy  [no ref. or date]

'The History of the Electron Microscope from Ideas to Achievements'  B/Gabor/11/59  1974

7 pp

Contents:
Extract from Volume 1 of the Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress on Electron Microscopy, Canberra held in 1974. Typescript.

International Institute for Peace  [no ref. or date]

'Peace and the Oil Crisis'  B/Gabor/11/60  1974

3 pp

Contents:
Report written for a Symposium on Peace and the Sciences held in Vienna in 1974.

'Wissenschaft und Frieden'  B/Gabor/11/61  1974

4 pp
Language:  German

Contents:
Report written for a Symposium on Peace and the Sciences held in Vienna in 1974.

Israel Institute of Technology  [no ref. or date]

'Inventing the Future'  B/Gabor/11/62  30 May 1965

Contents:
Published copy of The Joseph Wunsch Lecture given at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa on 30 May 1965.

Journal of Electronics  [no ref. or date]

'Theory of Preoscillating Magnetron: I'  B/Gabor/11/63  Jul 1955

10 pp

Contents:
Article, first received on 13 May 1955, and published in Series 1, Volume I.

'Theory of Preoscillating Magnetron: II  B/Gabor/11/64  Nov 1955

32 pp

Contents:
Perturbations of a Double Stream Steady Rate'
Article by D. Gabor and G. D. Sims published in Series 1, Volume I.

Journal of the Institute of Metals  [no ref. or date]

'The Prospects of Industrial Civilisation'  B/Gabor/11/65  12 Mar 1968

5 pp

Contents:
Copy of a lecture given at Church House, Westminster, London on 12 Mar 1968. Published in Volume 96.

Merkur  [no ref. or date]

'Zivilisation und Erfindung'  B/Gabor/11/66  Mar 1961

17 pp
Language:  German

Contents:
Article published in XV Jahrgang, 3. Heft.

Nature  [no ref. or date]

'Acoustical Quanta and the Theory of Hearing'  B/Gabor/11/67  3 May 1947

10 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 159.

'A New Microscopic Principle'  B/Gabor/11/68  15 May 1948

4 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 161.

'Photons and Waves'  B/Gabor/11/69  28 Oct 1950

7 pp

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 166.

'Velocity of Electron Pulses'  B/Gabor/11/70  28 Aug 1954

3 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 174.

'Experimental Evidence for the Collective Nature of the Characteristic Electron-Energy Losses in Solids'  B/Gabor/11/71  23 Apr 1955

5 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 175, of an article by D. Gabor and G. W. Jull.

'Langmuir's Paradox'  B/Gabor/11/72  12 Nov 1955

8 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 176, of an article by D. Gabor and Dr E. A. Ash and D. Dracott.

'A Wilson Cloud Chamber with Time-Marking of Particle Tracks'  B/Gabor/11/73  12 Oct 1957

7 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 180, of an article by D. Gabor and B. Hampton.

'A New Thermoinic Generator'  B/Gabor/11/74  28 Jul 1960

14 pp.

Contents:
Draft paper with annotations and attached diagrams for publication in Volume 189, Mar 1961. Typescript.

'Technology, Life and Leisure'  B/Gabor/11/75  9 Nov 1963

13 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 200, Number 4906.

'Character Recognition by Holography'  B/Gabor/11/76  30 Oct 1965

5 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 208, Number 5009.

'Reconstruction of Phase Objects by Holography'  B/Gabor/11/77  18 Dec 1965

4 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 208, Number 5016, of an article by D. Gabor, Prof. G. W. Stroke, D. Brumm, A. Funkhouser and A. Labeyrie.

'Holographic Model of Temporal Recall'  B/Gabor/11/78  10 Feb 1968

2 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 217, Number 5128.

'Improved Holographic Model of Temporal Recall'  B/Gabor/11/79  30 Mar 1968

2 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Nature, Volume 217, Number 5135.

The New Scientist  [no ref. or date]

'The Next Ten Years in Engineering and Technology'  B/Gabor/11/80  14 Jan 1960

3 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Volume 7, Number 165.

'Three Dimensional Cinema'  B/Gabor/11/81  14 Jul 1960

5 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Volume 8, Number 191. Signed 'With love Dennis'.

'Holography, or the "Whole Picture'"  B/Gabor/11/82  13 Jan 1966

5 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Volume 29, Number 478.

Omega  [no ref. or date]

'Technology and Society in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century'  B/Gabor/11/83  1973

2.3 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Omega, Volume 1, Number

L'Onde Électrique  [no ref. or date]

'La Meilleure Utilisation des Plaques Photographiques pour l'Énregistrement des Quanta de Lumière'  B/Gabor/11/84  n.d

4 pp.

Contents:
Extract of article. Refers to work in 1954. In French.

Optical Society of America  [no ref. or date]

'Interference Microscope with Total Wavefront Reconstruction'  B/Gabor/11/85  Jul 1966

10 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 56, Number 7 of an article by D. Gabor and W. P. Goss.

Optik  [no ref. or date]

'Ernst Rukas gro**Greek**es Lebenswerk'  B/Gabor/11/86  1966/1967

5 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Article published in Optik 24, Heft 2.

'Informationstheorie in der Optik'  B/Gabor/11/87  Jun 1973

7 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Lecture given at the ICO and DGaO Symposium, Aalen on 12-16 Jun 1973 and published in Optik 39, Heft 5.

Philosophical Magazine  [no ref. or date]

'Communication Theory and Physics'  B/Gabor/11/88  Nov 1950

26 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Series 7, Volume XLI.

'Collective Oscillations and Characteristic Electron-Energy Losses'  B/Gabor/11/89  Jan 1956

17 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Series 8, Volume I.

Physical Society  [no ref. or date]

'Microscopy by Reconstructed Wave Fronts: II'  B/Gabor/11/90  1951

21 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from the Proceedings of the Physical Society, B, Volume LXIV.

Physics Letters  [no ref. or date]

'Optical Image Synthesis (Complex Amplitude Addition and Subtraction) by Holographic Fourier Transformation'  B/Gabor/11/91  15 Aug 1965

3 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Volume 18, Number 2, by D. Gabor, G. W. Stroke, R. Restrick, A. Funkhauser and D. Brumm.

Physikalsche Blätter  [no ref. or date]

'Wellenfront Rekonstruktion oder "Holographie"'  B/Gabor/11/92  1966

10 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Article published in 22 Jahrgang, Heft 6.

'Demokratie und Technologie'  B/Gabor/11/93  1972

7 pp.
Language:  German

Contents:
Article published in 28 Jahrgang, Heft 12.

Research  [no ref. or date]

'Diffraction Microscopy'  B/Gabor/11/94  1951

6 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Research 4-3. Inscribed in German by Dennis Gabor to his brother André, and dated 19 May 1951.

Royal Society  [no ref. or date]

'Stationary Electron Swarms in Electromagnetic Fields'  B/Gabor/11/95  1945

18 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 183. Report first received on 12 Jun 1944.

'Microscopy by Reconstructed Wave-Fronts'  B/Gabor/11/96  1949

33 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from Volume 197. Report first received on 23 Aug 1948, revised on 28 Dec 1948 and read on 17 Feb 1949.

'Wave Theory of Plasmas'  B/Gabor/11/97  1952

14 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 213. Report first received on 13 Sep 1951, revised on 3 Jan 1952 and read on 27 Mar 1952. Signed 'With love Dennis'.

'Experimental Investigations on Electron Interaction'  B/Gabor/11/98  1955

15 pp.

Contents:
Reprint of an article from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 228 by D. Gabor and E. A. Ash.

'The Theory of Deep Holograms'  B/Gabor/11/99  1968

24 pp.

Contents:
Extract from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 304 of an article by D. Gabor and G. W. Stroke. First received on 5 Sep 1967 and read on 1 Feb 1968.

'Thomas Ralph Merton, 1888-1969'  B/Gabor/11/100  Nov 1970

19 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 16, written by D. Gabor and H. Hartley.

Schwieizerische Bauzeitung  [no ref. or date]

'Die Weltvorräte an Energieträgern und deren Verteilung'  B/Gabor/11/101  25 Apr 1974

6 pp.
Language:  German


Related information: For a photocopy of the original lecture given to the Schweizerischer Ingenieur und Architekten-Verein, Zurich on 22 Feb 1974, see B/GABOR/11/93/11/27.

Contents:
Article published in 92 Jahrgang, Heft 17.

The Science Forum  [no ref. or date]

'Dynamics of Electron Beams'  B/Gabor/11/102  Sep 1944

21 pp.

Contents:
Article published from a lecture given to the Joint Meeting of the N.W Section of the Institution of Electronics and the Manchester District Branch of the Institute of Physics on 14 Apr 1944.

Science Policy Foundation Lecture  [no ref. or date]

'The New Responsibilities of Science'  B/Gabor/11/103  May 1972

8 pp.

Contents:
Text of the Eighth Annual Science Policy Foundation Lecture given at the Royal Institution on 19 Apr 1972.

Scientia  [no ref. or date]

'Character recognition'  B/Gabor/11/104  7 Oct 1966

8 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied typescript draft with attached diagrams for publication in Volume CII, 1967.

The Scientist Speculates  [no ref. or date]

'The Dimensions of Consciousness'  B/Gabor/11/105  May 1961

4 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft.

'The Dimensions of Consciousness'  B/Gabor/11/106  n.d. [1960s]

6 pp.

Contents:
Uncorrected proof copy of extract taken from The Scientist Speculates.

The Social Context of Art  [no ref. or date]

'Art in the Age of Leisure'  B/Gabor/11/107  10 Dec 1965

8 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied draft.

Social Science Research Council  [no ref. or date]

'The Economics of Abundance'  B/Gabor/11/108  Feb 1968

2.3 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Newsletter

Society of Instrument Technology  [no ref. or date]

'Technology, Life and Leisure'  B/Gabor/11/109  Dec 1963

7 pp.


Related information: For the draft of this lecture dated 24 Oct 1963, see B/GABOR/11/102 11/6.

Contents:
Article published in Volume 15, Number 4, from a lecture given at the Royal Institution on 24 Oct 1963. Enclosed is a newspaper cutting 'Gracious Living Answer to Housewives Boredom' about a lecture Gabor gave to a Conference on Science in the City, in London.

The Sunday Times  [no ref. or date]

'Living with the Hydrogen Bomb'  B/Gabor/11/110  4 Feb 1961

6 pp.

Contents:
Draft of an article written for the Sunday Times which was published on 5 Mar 1961. Typescript with annotations.

'America Corners British Lead in 3-D Photography'  B/Gabor/11/111  23 Apr 1968

4 pp.

Contents:
Copy of an article written for the Sunday Times and published on 14 Apr 1968. Typescript with signature of D. Gabor.

Symposium on Astronomical Optics and Related Subjects  [no ref. or date]

'Collecting Information on Partially Known Objects'  B/Gabor/11/112  1956

8 pp.

Contents:
Reprint from the Proceedings of the Symposium, held at the University of Manchester on 19-22 Apr 1955.

The Times Science Review  [no ref. or date]

'Information Theory'  B/Gabor/11/113  1953

1 pp.

Contents:
Article published in Issue Number 7.

University of Southampton  [no ref. or date]

'The Proper Priorities of Science and Technology'  B/Gabor/11/114  16 Nov 1972

16 pp.

Contents:
Fawley Foundation Lecture given at the University on 16 Nov 1972.

TYPESCRIPT MATERIAL  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These are a collection of papers by Dennis Gabor which do not denote their purpose. All available information has been given.

'That Britain Would be Better Governed by Technicians'  B/Gabor/11/115  27 Jan 1945

4 pp.

Contents:
Typescript draft with annotations.

'Note on the Concept of Entropy, in Thermodynamics, in Statistical Mechanics and in Information Theory'  B/Gabor/11/116  28 Jun 1950

3 pp.

Contents:
Typescript photocopy.

Illustrations and diagrams on the subject of projection.  B/Gabor/11/117  5 Feb 1953

4 pp.

Contents:
Figure 1. Three dimensional moving pictures in a shop window
Figure 2. Three dimensional projection unit
Figure 3. Explaining the principle of projecting on a lenticular screen
Figure 4. Improved type of projection screen
Figure 5. Producing spatial images with multi-objective projector
Figure 6. Ones of stereoscopic vision
Figure 7. Film standard with eight views, 1948 model
Figure 8. Recommended film standard with nine views
Figure 9. 16mm film standard, for amateur use
Figure 10. 8mm film standard, for amateur use
Figure 11. Amateur camera
Figure 12. Simultaneous adjustment of nine objectives
Figure 13. Projector for continuous operation
Figure 14. Film drum for continuous projection Photocopy.

'The Perils of Leisure'  B/Gabor/11/118  1963

2 pp.

Contents:
Photocopied section of an article.

'The Heritage of Aldous Huxley'  B/Gabor/11/119  4 Feb 1964

4 pp.

Contents:
Signed typescript draft.

Preliminary programme of a visit to Israel from 20 May-2 Jun 1965.  B/Gabor/11/120  20 May-2 Jun 1965

2 pp.

Contents:
Includes the Joseph Wunsch Lecture.

Typescript notes written in response to a BBC interview with Ramsey Short given on 14 Jan 1969.  B/Gabor/11/121  14 Jan 1969

6 pp.

Contents:
A compliments slip is attached addressed to 'Bandi' and signed by Gabor.

'The Mass University'  B/Gabor/11/122  3 May 1969

5 pp.

Contents:
Photocopy of the first draft. Typescript.

'The Mass University'  B/Gabor/11/123  23 May 1969

11 pp.

Contents:
Typescript photocopy with diagrams and an appendix attached titled 'The Motivations of Rebellious Students'.

'Science Policy-Or Policy for a Civilisation?'  B/Gabor/11/124  8 Jul 1969

8 pp.

Contents:
Typescript photocopy.

'Can Christianity Survive?'  B/Gabor/11/125  n.d

2 pp.

Contents:
Typescript draft with annotations presumed to be written by Dennis Gabor.

Collection of diagrams unattached to any document in this deposit. Refers to work in 1948, 1963 and 1964.  B/Gabor/11/126  n.d

4 pp.

Contents:
Figure 1. Coherence of two point sources.
Figure 2. Wavefront reconstruction.
Figure 3. Wavefront reconstruction, Gabor 1948.
Figure 6. Wavefront reconstruction, Leith and Upatnieks, 1963 and 1964.

Photocopied sheets showing photographs unattached to any document in this deposit.  B/Gabor/11/127  n.d

2 pp.

Contents:
Figure 9. Gabor NRDC flat TV tube EXPTL model electron optical system.
Figure 10. Demountable vacumn tank for electron optical development.
Figure 11. Gabor NRDC flat colour TV tube shadowmask.
Figure 12. Gabor NRDC flat colour TV tube first coloured phospher strip.
Figure 13. Glass envelope.
Figure 14. Pre-stressing oven for envelopes: open.
Figure 15. Pre-stressing oven for envelopes: closed.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION  [no ref. or date]

Curriculum Vitae of Dennis Gabor summarising his personal history, education, employment and achievements to date  B/Gabor/11/128  19 Feb 1958

2 pp.

Contents:
Typescript photocopy.

Biographical article in Magyar Hirek with brief detail of his inventions.  B/Gabor/11/129  17 July 1986

RELATED MATERIAL  [no ref. or date]

Notice of a paper 'Microscopy by Reconstructed Wavefronts' written by Gabor, to be communicated by Sir Lawrence Bragg at the Royal Society on 17 Feb 1949.  B/Gabor/11/130  17 Feb 1949

1 pp


Related information: For a reprint of the lecture see B/GABOR/11/11/96.

'Diversity and Freedom of Choice in a Steady State Society'  B/Gabor/11/131  Jan 1973

18 pp

Contents:
Typescript draft of an article by Jan-Olaf Willums.

Photocopied letter from Dennis Gabor to Jan-Olaf Willums containing his remarks upon the draft article (ref no above).  B/Gabor/11/132  24 Mar 1973

Contents:
Typescript with signature.

Copy of Holosphere, magazine of the Museum of Holography, New York. Volume 14, Number 2.  B/Gabor/11/133  1986

Contents:
Contains mentions of the developments in the Dennis Gabor Laboratory, p17.

'A New Computing Principle'  B/Gabor/11/134  Feb 1988

4 pp

Contents:
Extract of an article, by H. A. Fatmi and G. Resconi, from II Nuovo Cimento, Volume 101 B, Number 2. The cover is inscribed 'To Mr Andre Gabor: With best wished for health and in loving memory of his brother. Harry Fatmi. 30 March 1989'.

'A New Approach to Invariance and Transformations in the Physical World'  B/Gabor/11/135  Mar 1989

38 pp

Contents:
Typescript paper by Harry Fatmi, with pencil annotations.
The front is inscribed 'To Mr Andre Gabor: with best wishes for a speedy recovery & in living memory of his brother. Harry Fatmi. 30 March 1989'

'Population versus Prosperity'  B/Gabor/11/136  n.d

8 pp

Contents:
Typescript draft of an article by André van Dam, sent to Gabor for comments.

Hand-written notes referring to articles or books Gabor has contributed to in 1976 and 1978  B/Gabor/11/137  n.d

Contents:
Presumed to be written by Dennis Gabor.

Hand-written note referring to an illustration in the New Scientist on 23 Sep 1971.  B/Gabor/11/138  n.d

Contents:
Presumed to be written by Dennis Gabor.

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