Cormack, Allan M(acLeod)

Cormack, Allan M(acLeod)
born Feb. 23, 1924, Johannesburg, S.Af.
died May 7, 1998, Winchester, Mass., U.S.

South African-born U.S. physicist.

After doing research on the interaction of subatomic particles, he became interested in the problem of X-ray imaging of soft tissues or layers of tissue of differing densities and established the mathematical and physical foundations of computerized scanning. With Godfrey Hounsfield (b. 1919), he was awarded a 1979 Nobel Prize for his work in developing computed axial tomography.

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  • Cormack, Allan M(acLeod) — (23 feb. 1924, Johannesburgo, República de Sudáfrica–7 may. 1998, Winchester, Mass., EE.UU.). Físico estadounidense de origen sudafricano. Después de investigar sobre la interacción de las partículas subatómicas, se interesó en el problema de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Allan — (as used in expressions) Cormack, Allan M(acLeod) Penzias, Arno (Allan) Poe, Edgar Allan …   Enciclopedia Universal

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