Paul Lauterbur

1929 - 2007

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Paul Christian Lauterbur (May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible.Lauterbur was a professor at Stony Brook University from 1963 until 1985, where he conducted his research for the development of the MRI. In 1985 he became a professor along with his wife Joan at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 22 years until his death in Urbana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Lauterbur has received more than 198,537 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Paul Lauterbur is the 159th most popular chemist (up from 175th in 2019), the 1,183rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,054th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Chemist.

Paul Lauterbur was a physician, chemist, and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for his work in developing the MRI.

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Among chemists, Paul Lauterbur ranks 159 out of 510Before him are Robert F. Furchgott, Leo Baekeland, William C. Campbell, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, and Nikolay Semyonov. After him are Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jerome Karle, Johan August Arfwedson, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Richard R. Ernst, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge.

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Among people born in 1929, Paul Lauterbur ranks 84Before him are Fernanda Montenegro, George Stinney, Helmut Rahn, Michael Atiyah, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Omar Torrijos. After him are E. O. Wilson, Bob Newhart, Bernard Haitink, Vera Miles, Ivar Giaever, and Andriyan Nikolayev. Among people deceased in 2007, Paul Lauterbur ranks 35Before him are Henri Troyat, Paul Watzlawick, Ian Smith, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Stanley Miller. After him are Barry Nelson, Ike Turner, Jaan Kross, Abdul Rahman Arif, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Jupp Derwall.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Lauterbur ranks 1,183 out of 15,968Before him are Elisha Otis (1811), Carl Woese (1928), Shia LaBeouf (1986), Phil Spector (1939), Donna Reed (1921), and George Jung (1942). After him are Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Richard Donner (1930), Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Mario Lanza (1921), Edith Wharton (1862), and J. Allen Hynek (1910).

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Among chemists born in United States, Paul Lauterbur ranks 27Before him are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), William Howard Stein (1911), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916). After him are Jerome Karle (1918), Stanford Moore (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and John Fenn (1917).