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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 57,436 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Allan MacLeod Cormack is the 231st most popular physicist (up from 287th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 25th in 2019) and the most popular South African Physicist.

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Among physicists, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 231 out of 717Before him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Alexander Prokhorov, John Vincent Atanasoff, Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, and Melvin Schwartz. After him are Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, and David J. Thouless.

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Among people born in 1924, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 45Before him are Francisco Macías Nguema, Christopher Tolkien, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ed Wood, Karmapa, and John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer. After him are Guy Williams, Luigi Nono, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Madame Nhu, Lee Iacocca, and Vladimir Kryuchkov. Among people deceased in 1998, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 22Before him are Konstantinos Karamanlis, Theodore Schultz, Frederick Reines, Otto Kretschmer, Vasily Arkhipov, and Alfred Schnittke. After him are Falco, Bob Kane, George H. Hitchings, Galina Ulanova, Martha Gellhorn, and Alan Hodgkin.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 18 out of 374Before him are Charlize Theron (1975), Jacob Zuma (1942), Max Theiler (1899), Thabo Mbeki (1942), Paul Kruger (1825), and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942). After him are P. W. Botha (1916), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Jody Scheckter (1950), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Sydney Brenner (1927), and Michael Levitt (1947).

Among PHYSICISTS In South Africa

Among physicists born in South Africa, Allan MacLeod Cormack ranks 1After him are George F. R. Ellis (1939) and Stanley Mandelstam (1928).