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Nobel Prize Diploma

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: certificate
Maker: Gunnar Brusewitz; Noréen, Elsa
Place made: Sweden, Stockholm, Stockholm
Date made: 1971
Materials: leather; paper
Measurements: 25.5 x 36 cm; 10 x 14 in.

Nobel Prize Diploma in Physics presented to Professor Dennis Gabor at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, December 10th 1971. The prize-awarding bodies, in this case The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, decide the design of the diplomas. Each Nobel diploma is a unique work of art. Dennis Gabor's diploma was made by artist Gunnar Brusewitz, and calligrapher Elsa Noréen. The diploma is bound in blue leather and the calligrapher has designed a unique gold monogram that is found on the outside of the diploma as well as on the box in which the diploma rests. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences diplomas have been created by many artists since 1901: Sofia Gisberg (1901-1926); Ella Waldenström, Karin Ageman, Elsa Örtengren-Noréen, Björn Landström and Bertil Kumlien (1927-70); Gunnar Brusewitz (1970-1973); Karl-Axel Pehrson (1974); Tage Hedqvist (1975-1976); Sven Ljungberg (1977-1989); Philip von Schantz (1990-1993); Bengt Landin (1994-1998); and Nils G. Stenqvist (1999-2004). Very often, these diplomas are characterized by an annual theme - birds, flowers, vases etc. - rather than an individual design referring to the Laureates. Text written in Swedish: Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien har vid sin sammankomst den 2 November 1971 i enlighet med föreskrifterna i det av Alfred Nobel den 27 November 1895 upprättade testamentet beslutat att utdela det pris som detta år bortgives åt den som inom fysikens område gjort den viktigaste upptäckten eller uppfinning till Dennis Gabor För hans uppfinning och utveckling av den holografiska metoden. Stockholm den 10 December 1971. Akademiens preses Carl Gustaf Bernhard Akademiens sekreterare Erik Rudberg Translation: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has at its meeting November 2, 1971, in accordance with the testament written by Alfred Nobel November 27th 1895, decided to award the Prize during mentioned year to whom, who in the field of physics, made the most important discovery or invention, to Dennis Gabor "For his invention and development of the holographic method" Stockholm, December 10th 1971 Chairman Carl Gustaf Bernhard (1910-2001. Dr.med., Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm) Secretary Erik Rudberg (1902-1980. PhD, Professor in Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg. Was at MIT between 1931-1936). (MW)

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