Allan Macleod Cormack

Allan Macleod Cormack

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Death 7 May 1998 (aged 74)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 9383733 · View Source
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Nobel prize winner in medicine 1979 for the development of computer assisted tomography, known popularly as CAT-Scans. The prize was shared with Geoffrey Hounsfield of Great Brittain, who developed his machine concurrent with Cormack's theoretical work which was a paper published in 1957 suggesting a reconstruction technique called the Radon transform. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa; educated at University of Cape Town and then lectured there; moved to the United States in 1957 where he served on the staff of Tufts University from 1957 and was tenured as a professor in 1964; became the Physics Deparment Chairman from 1968 to 1976. Died in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 30 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9383733
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allan Macleod Cormack (Feb 1924–7 May 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9383733, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Winchester, Massachusetts, USA.