Dr Peter Mansfield

Dr Peter Mansfield

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 8 Feb 2017 (aged 83)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176163552 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Winning Physicist. Known for his significant contributions in the field of MRI Scanners, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Paul C. Lauterbur in 2003. His formal education was interrupted during World War II, which resulted in him leaving school, to find work as a printer's assistant and later a position with the Ministry of Supply at the Rocket Propulsion Department. Following two years of National Service with the Army, he completed his high school education and enrolled at Queen Mary College, the University of London, where he studied Physics. After earning his doctorate, he joined the faculty at the University of Nottingham, where he was a professor of Physics, while doing research in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. He devised a method in calculating how Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) could be analyzed mathematically. Among the result of his work was an image of Mansfield's own abdomen in 1978. He was knighted in 1993.

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