Dennis Gabor nsIn existographies, Dennis Gabor (1900-1979) (GPE:#) was a Hungarian electrical engineer and physicist noted, generally for his 1948 invention of holography; noted, in information thermodynamics, for his 1964 disproof of Maxwell’s demon (based on his 1951 lecture), in which he argues, similar to Leon Brillouin (1951), that the use of light by the demon, in attempting to gain information about the speeds of the particles, acts to dissipate energy in accordance with the second law. [1]

In Gabor’s proof, he constructed a model showing that the demon can exist according to classical physics, but not according to quantum mechanics. [2] Gabor discusses entropy to a small extent in his 1972 book The Mature Society. [3]

1. (a) Leff, Harvey S. and Rex, Andrew F. (2002). Maxwell’s Demon 2 (pg. 2). CRC Press.
(b) Hokikian, Jack. (2002). The Science of Disorder: Understanding the Complexity, Uncertainty, and Pollution in Our World (pg. 75). Los Feliz Publishing.
2. Popper, Karl R., Petersen, Arne F., and Mejer, Jorgen. (1998). The World of Parmenides (pg. 179). Routledge.
3. Gabor, Dennis. (1972). The Mature Society (term: entropy, pgs. 192-94). Praeger.

External links
Dennis Gabor – Wikipedia.
Dennis Gabor (autobiography) –

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