Allan MacLeod Cormack

1924 - 1998

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Allan MacLeod Cormack (February 23, 1924 – May 7, 1998) was a South African American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (along with Godfrey Hounsfield) for his work on X-ray computed tomography (CT). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allan MacLeod Cormack has received more than 28,089 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Allan MacLeod Cormack is the 287th most popular physicist (down from 266th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular South African Physicist.

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Among physicists, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 287 out of 721. Before him are Hugh David Politzer, Moshé Feldenkrais, Otto Robert Frisch, Georg Bednorz, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, and Nathan Rosen. After him are George Smoot, Friedrich Hund, Stephen Hales, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Jean-Charles de Borda, and Samuel C. C. Ting.

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Among people born in 1924, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 71Before him are Roberto Eduardo Viola, David Bronstein, Roza Shanina, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Kenneth Waltz, and Roger Guillemin. After him are Lee Iacocca, Madame Nhu, Khamtai Siphandon, John Backus, Ahmadou Ahidjo, and André Franquin. Among people deceased in 1998, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 43Before him are Nizar Qabbani, Shoichi Nishimura, Alan J. Pakula, Derek Barton, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, and Imi Lichtenfeld. After him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Cozy Powell, Tameo Ide, Sonny Bono, Anne Desclos, and Roddy McDowall.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 25 out of 312. Before him are Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), Sydney Brenner (1927), Steve Biko (1946), and Jody Scheckter (1950). After him are Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), and Arnold Vosloo (1962).

Among PHYSICISTS In South Africa

Among physicists born in South Africa, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 1After him are George F. R. Ellis (1939).