Saturday, June 5, 2010


First of all, Happy World Environment Day folks! On the same day as today, a 110 years back (i.e. 5th June, 1900), was the great inventor of holography, Sir Dennis Gabor born. And today, Google celebrates this event across the world. Dedicated to the birthday, Google has Doodled its logo representing a 3D holographic image.

Wikipedia says- "Holography is a technique that allows the light scattered from an object to be recorded and later reconstructed so that it appears as if the object is in the same position relative to the recording medium as it was when recorded. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object were still present, thus making the recorded image (hologram) appear three dimensional."

Dennis Gabor invented 3D holography in the year 1947 while working with a heavy arc light source. Yet, 3D holography could only be commercially available by 1964 following the invention of LASER, a coherent light source, in 1960.

Thanks to Sir Gabor's invention, entertainment and technology have flourished in the form of 3D movies and 3D holograms. For his imminent contribution in the field, he was awarded the IEEE medal of honor (1970) and the Noble Prize in Physics (1971).

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